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                    APRIL 2019                
 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 EVENTS     GARDEN TOURS      GARDEN & HOME SHOWS     CLASSES / LECTURES      LOOKING AHEAD

 Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.

Check back for additions.

   
EVENTS            
  Please note:  Events are subject to change.  Please call or check event website in advance to verify information. 
   
Apr. 2 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Apr. 6 - 14 Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tours - led by staff
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: M - F at 2 pm, Sat. & Sun. at 11 am and 2 pm; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 11 Girlfriends Night Out - A Party with a Purpose
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 5 - 8 p.m.; Enjoy an evening of food and wine sampling, music and fun shopping in the greenhouses, special discounts and more. This event benefits Hope House of Colorado, empowering teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their children.  See www.hopehouseofcolorado.org for more information. Tickets are $20 and include 2 complimentary drinks (beer or wine) from the bar; Call 303-424-7979 to reserve your ticket. Tickets should be purchased in advance.
   
Apr. 14 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Apr. 19 -  to Sept. 15 Human Nature: Figures from the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection Opens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Apr. 20 North American Rock Garden Society and Colorado Native Plant Society Show & Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Free with paid admission to the Gardens; 720-865-3501
   
Apr. 27 Spring Open House
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Booths, entertainment, activities for kids, special deals, grand opening of newly expanded store and more; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Apr. 27 -  ongoing Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty Opens
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Apr. 27 Spring Open House
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Booths, entertainment, activities for kids and more; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
Apr. 26 - 28 Northern Colorado Annual Spring Home and Garden Show
Location: Larimer County Fairgrounds - First National Bank Exhibition Hall
Time:  Noon - 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday
Fee: Free
Information: www.mile-high-productions.com
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
May 27 - Ongoing to Labor Day Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Guided Tours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fee: $10 per person.  For information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 29 - 30 FOX Garden Tour: Westward Hoe - Taming the Wild West Garden
Location: gardens in Colorado Springs
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: $20 through www.eventbrite.com and local gardening outlets
Information: 
Benefits: FOX (Friends of Extension)
   
CLASSES/LECTURES            
Please note:  Classes are subject to change.  Please call or check class website in advance to verify information.  Check back for additions.
 
NOTES:  Denver Botanic Gardens Center for Continuing Education offers numerous classes throughout the year.  You will find something for everyone -- adults, families, and kids.  For information on classes visit www.botanicgardens.org.
               Tagawa Gardens offers many classes for both adults and children.  Because the list is so extensive they are listed here only occasionally.  Please see www.tagawagardens.com.
 
Apr. 6 "Getting Started in Vegetable Gardening" by Mimi Yanus  (repeat of the class offered on March 16th)
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 6 "Succession Planting: Optimizing Planting Times to Increase Garden Yields" by Tracey Parrish
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 6 "Organic Gardening in Raised Beds" by Trevor Kuntz
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am; Free; Materials not included. Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Apr. 6 "Micro-Farming: Commercial Farming Techniques on a Residential Garden Site" by Andrea Vanderbilt
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 6 "Rose Selection and Growing: Best Practices and Tips" by Roger Heins
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 6 "Pruning and Training Your Roses" by Denver Rose Society member
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Apr. 6 "Xeriscape Gardening" by David Winter
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 6 "New Varieties for Exciting Containers" by Susan Stauber
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 6 "The Gardener is the Cook" by Marilyn Raff
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 3 - 4 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 7 "Organic Lawn Care" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 7 "Orchids . . . Exotic and Easy" by Keith Funk
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 7 "A Rose is a Rose is a Rose" by Peggy Williams
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 3 - 4 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 8 "Pond in a Pot" by Daniel Corse
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 6 - 7 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 9 "Windowsill Herb Garden Workshop" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 6 - 7 p.m.; Fee: $ 40 for materials; You will plant an herb windowsill garden to take home; Please call 303-424-7979 to reserve a spot.
   
Apr. 10 "Yoga for Gardeners" by Lis Griffin
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 6 - 7 p.m.; Please bring a mat; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 11 "Hummingbirds of the Front Range" by Tom Bush
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m. Fee: $10 members, $12 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Apr. 13 "How Well Do You Know Your Sprinkler System?" by Eric Olson
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $10; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 13 "Uncommon and Underused Perennials" by Sherry Fuller
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $10; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 13 "Edible Landscaping" by Alison Peck
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 13 "Do-It-Yourself Drip Irrigation" by Alison Peck
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 13 "Landscaping Your Colorado Garden" by Dan Lee
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 13 "Birds on the Brain" by the Audobon Society of Greater Denver
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 13 "Hanging Basket Demonstration" by Chris Doolittle and Barb Isaacson
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 14 "The Art And Science of Planting Drought-Tolerant Plants" by Panayoti Kelaidis
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 14 "Spring Pruning" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 14 "Paradise on the Patio and in the Garden" by Jordon Rasmussen
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 14 "My Favorite Perennials: Foliage, Flowers and Friends" by Harriett McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 3 - 4 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Apr. 14 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $40 per spot, includes materials; For adults and a child accompanied by an adult; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Apr. 20 "Waterwise Irrigation Basics and Landscape Watering Strategies" by Jason Brown
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $10; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 20 "Weekend Water Savings: Simple Outdoor Projects for Water Savings" by Katie Collins
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $10; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 20 "Fearless Rose Pruning" by Eve Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 27 "Vermicomposting Workshop" by Denver Compost Collective member
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Apr. 27 "Just Drip It!" by Dilloon Hancock
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $10; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 27 "Growing Fruit Trees on the Front Range" by Susan Bonsall, CSU Extension Master Gardener
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 28 "Dryer Plants for a New Landscape Era" by Kelly Grummons
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $20; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 28 "Growing Grapes on the Front Range" by John Martin
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 28 "Introduction to Planting Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees" by Jason Shimmel
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 am; Free; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Apr. 28 "Rose Pruning Demonstration and Workshop" by Denver Rose Society members
Jefferson County Detention Center, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden; Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; Free; Bring pruners and gloves; See www.denverrosesociety.org for details.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
MAY  
May 1 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
May 5 "Shrubs 101: Techniques for Keeping Your Shrubs and Berries Looking Their Best" by Jason Shimmel
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 am; Free; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
May 8 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
May 10 - 11 Spring Plant Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday; Free admission to the Gardens and plant sale; 720-865-3501
   
May 11 Loveland Garden Club Plant Sale and Antique & Artisan Market
All Saints Episcopal Church, 3448 N. Taft Ave., Loveland; Time: 9 am - 2 pm; Annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, herbs, silent auction, bake sale, and vintage garden collectibles.
   
May 11 "Vermicomposting" by John Anderson
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403 **Worms will be available for purchase at the class for $40.  There is a $5 discount if preordered by April 30.  Call 303-939-9403 to preorder.
   
May 13 "Growing Your Roots: Seed Propagation Workshop" by Nick Courtens
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 am - 11:30 am; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
May 13 "All About Roses" Peggy Williams and Sue Longhini, Denver Rose Society Rosarians
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 6:30 pm; Free; 20% discount on rosebushes for participants; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
May 15 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
May 18 "Gardening with Friends: Inviting Wildlife into Your Garden" by Alison Peck
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 18 "Successful High-Altitude Landscape Gardening" by Irene Shonle, Director of Gilpin Co. CSU Extension
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 18 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe beekeepers managing their hives, ask questions and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
May 19 "Tomato Tutelage: What You Need to Know to Grow Great Tomatoes!" by Kelly Grummons
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $20; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 19 "Best Fruit Trees for Colorado" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 25 Butterflies at Chatfield Opens
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fee: $4 Adult, Child, Senior, Ages 2 and under free, plus $5 parking fee per vehicle; Discounts for members; 720.865.4346
   
JUNE  
June 1 "Japanese Beetles" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 1 "Dog Tuff Grass" by Kelly Grummons
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $20; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 1 "Summer Floral Crown-Making Class" by Heather Herring
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am; Free; This is a hands-on class; Materials not included. Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 2 "Designing French Gardens" by Cyndy de Chelly
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 am; Free; This is a hands-on class; Bring your own pot or buy one; Materials not included. Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 2 "Berries & Small Fruits for Colorado" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 4 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Butterflies at Chatfield will be open with paid admission for the butterfly house; 720.865.4346
   
June 4 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
June 5 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 8 "Vegetables with Altitude" by Denyse Schrenker, Eagle Co. CSU Extension
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 8 "Growing Roses in Colorado and Rose Garden Tour" by Denver Rose Society consulting rosarians
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 8 "Advanced House Plant Care" by Trevor Kuntz
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 am; Free; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 9 "Gardening with Native Plants" by Jason Shimmel
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 9 am; Free;  Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 9 "Successful Home Composting" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 10 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 12 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 14 "Trough Planting" by Dominique Turnbull
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 15 "Preserving Food" by Glenda Wentworth, Eagle Co. CSU Extension
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers;For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 15 Galactic Rose Show presented by Denver Rose Society
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Fee: Included with paid admission to DBG; 1 - 4:30 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
June 15 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe beekeepers managing their hives, ask questions and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 19 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 22 "Beneficial Insects" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 22 "Habitat Hero - Wildscaping 101" by Laura Somers
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; Free; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 23 "Colorado Native Bees" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 23 "Managing Garden Pests without Poisons" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 24 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306

 





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