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                                       FEBRUARY 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. 
Feb. 6 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Feb. 10 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See Events page at www.butterflies.org  for details.
   
Feb. 19 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
Feb. 24 - Mar. 4 Colorado Garden & Home Show
Location: Colorado Convention Center in Denver
Time: Sat.10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mon. - Thurs. Noon - 7 p.m., Fri. Noon - 8 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Kids 12 & under free; Monday - Thursday 2 for 1 admission
Information: Visit www.coloradogardenfoundation.org for more information about parking, seminars, ticket discounts,etc.
   
Feb. 23 - 25 HBA Home and Garden Show
Location: Chapel Hills Mall Event Center Colorado Springs
Time: 3 - 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday
Tickets: Free
 
Information: www.cshba.com
   
Mar.23 - 25 Denver Home Show
Location: National Western Complex, 4655 Humbolt St. in Denver
Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sun.
Tickets: Adults - $11 (Save $2 when you buy tickets online at www.homeshowdenver.com), Seniors - $11 (buy one get one free at the box office), Active/Retired Fire, Police & Military - Free on Friday with valid ID, Children 12 and under free;
Information: www.homeshowdenver.com 
   
Mar. 23 - 25 HBA Home Remodeling and Landscape Show
Location: Chapel Hills Mall Event Center Colorado Springs
Time: 3 - 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday
Tickets: Free
 
Information: www.cshba.com
   
Apr. 27 - 29 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      
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.
   
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. 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. 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.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
MARCH  
Mar. 1 Mordecai Children's Garden: Reopening
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Mar. 3 "Introduction to Wildflowers of the Front Range" a CoNPS workshop presented by Mo Ewing
Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Contact Station, 6550 Gateway Rd., Commerce City; Time: 9 - 11:30 am; Fee: $20 for non-members of the CO Native Plant Society; For details and to register please see https://conps.org/mfm-event-calendar.
   
Mar. 3 "Ornamental Grasses for the Home Garden" by Pam 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.
   
Mar. 3 "Water-wise Landscape Basics" by Katie Collins
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $10; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Mar. 6 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Mar. 10 "High Plains Landscape Workshop"
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Event Location: Drake Center, 802 W. Drake Rd. in Fort Collins; Time: 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Fee: $75 thru Feb. 17th, $85 after Feb. 17.; Speakers: Dave Leatherman, Micaela Truslove, Rob Proctor and Brian Vogt; See Gardens on Spring Creek website for details and registration information.  Proceeds benefit The Gardens on Spring Creek.
   
Mar. 17 "Beekeeping for Beginners" by Dr. Tom Cavanagh
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.
   
Mar. 17 "DIY Hypertufa Troughs" by Kelly Kellow
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30, materials provided;  Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Mar. 17 - 18 Denver Orchid Society Show
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 720-865-3501
   
Mar. 22 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Mar. 24 "Colorado Native Plants" by Diane Banta
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.
   
Mar. 24 "Colorado Gardening Hacks: Lessons from a Decade of Colorado Gardening" by Alison O'Connor
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $10; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Mar. 31 - Apr. 1 Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society Show
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 





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