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                                       JANUARY 2018                
 
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. 
   
Ongoing to Jan. 7 Garden of Lights
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 5 - 9 p.m.; Fee: $5 suggested donation per adult, $2 per child, ages 2 and under free. Enjoy lights, shopping for gifts, entertainment and more. Weekend nights include additional features; See www.fcgov.com/gardens for details.
   
Jan. 2 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Jan. 15 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
Ongoing to April 13 Self Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Days: Monday - Saturday; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Free use of snowshoes and poles; Donations welcome; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Ongoing on Thursdays Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Day: Thursdays; Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm; Walks will be led by a guide from BFAG; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Fee: $5; Advance registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
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.
 
Ongoing Read and Seed
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 -  10:45 a.m. or 11 - 11:45 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays;  A drop-in program for 2 - 4 year olds; Story time plus a hands-on activity; Parents are asked to participate; Fee: $3 per child; See http://fcgov.com/horticulture  for information on weekly topics; 970-416-2486.
   
Jan. 20 "Long-Blooming Perennials for Northern Colorado" by Lauren Springer Ogden
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $22; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Jan. 20 "Soil Testing as a Landscape Management Tool" by Dr. Jean Reeder
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Jan. 20 "Growler Terrariums" by Kelly Kellow
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $30 adult, $15 Kids ages 12 and over; Includes supplies and plants; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Jan. 20 "Beekeeping in Winter" by Dr. Tom Cavanagh
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Jan. 27 "Getting Your Vegetable Garden in the Ground" by Andrea Vanderbilt
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Jan. 27 "Growing in Colorado for Newcomers & Transplants" by Jane Shellenberger
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Jan. 27 "Homemade Winter Salves and Balms" by Connie Meyer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $30, includes a salve & balm made in class; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Jan. 27 "Indoor Succulents Made Simple" by Nancy Frank
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30; Participants must bring their own 4" pot.  All soil, succulents and rock mulch will be provided; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
FEBRUARY  
Feb. 3 "The Science & Culture of Coffee" by Dr. Sarada Krishnan
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am  - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 3 "Houseplant Care" by Randy Meyer
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 3 "Restoring & Establishing Native Open Space" by Jim Tolstrup
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $10; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 3 "Chocolate: From Bean to Bar" by Toby Gadd
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $25; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 6 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Feb. 10 "Pruning Basics for Shrubs & Small Trees" by Tom Throgmorton
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 10 "Seeing & Thinking Like a Landscape Designer" by Robyn Dolgin
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 10 "Making Ricotta Cheese" by Connie Meyer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $30; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 10 "Intensive Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces" by Susan Bonsall
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 17 "Native Plants for Bees, Butterflies & Beauty" by Pat Hayward
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 17 "Totally Terrific Tomatoes" by Kathy Hatfield
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 17 "Turf Selection, Installation and Maintenance Demystified" by Jason Brown
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 17 "Tasting Teas of the World" by George Grossman
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $25; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 19 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Feb. 24 "Grow Your Own Veggies" by Mary Miller
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 24 "Planting for Pollinators" by Kelly Kellow
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $10; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   

 





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