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                     OCTOBER 2021                
 
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 Oct. 31, Fri. - Sun. Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Times: 9 am - 5 pm
Tickets must be purchased for a specific date and time online. No tickets will be available onsite.
For additional details, especially for attendance on Oct. 8 - 10 when the Pumpkin Festival takes place, please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Oct. 1 - 31 on select dates Magic of the Jack O'Lanterns
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: Varies by date. Fee: Varies; See website for ticket information. This event will feature 5000 glowing hand-carved pumpkins and displays; 510-896-3361
   
Oct. 1 - 30 on Tues. - Sun., closed on Mon. Annual Holiday Gift Market
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com for details about this event which features artworks and products from local artisans. 303-939-9403
   
Oct. 2 Bonsai Show
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time 10 am - 5 pm;  Included with paid admission to the Gardens. See website for details.
   
Oct. 8 - 9 Bulb Sale
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; See www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org for information.
   
Oct. 9 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; This is a ticketed event this year. Tickets are free with two time slots available. See www.fortcollinsnursery.com for details and to get tickets. 970-482-1984.
   
Oct. 8 - 10 Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Times: 9 am - 5 pm; Purchase pumpkins from a 10 acre pumpkin patch, enjoy music, food trucks, and family activities. Fee: Tickets must be purchased for a specific date and time online. No tickets will be available onsite. See website for important details regarding this event.
   
Oct. 19 - 24 Glow at the Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: Evenings; Fee $17 - 21 members, $19 - 23 non-members; Tickets must be purchased for a specific date and time online.  720-865-3501
   
Oct. 21 - 24 Pumpkins on Parade
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Fee: $ $10 for adults/children age 12 +, $5 for ages 5 - 11;. Enjoy various activities and the Community Carved Pumpkin Contest.  See details and purchase tickets for a specific date and entrance time online at http://fcgov.com/horticulture or call 970-416-2486.
   
Oct. 28 - 30 Fall at the Gardens: Harvest Illuminated"
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens in Grand Junction; Times: 5 - 8 pm on Oct. 28, 5 - 9 pm on Oct. 29 and 4 - 9 pm on Oct. 30; View spectacular lighted pumpkin sculptures created by renowned artists and carvers from Food Network's "Outrageous Pumpkins.  Fee: $20 - 25 adults, $10 - 15 ages 5 - 17 and seniors age 65+.  Purchase tickets online at www.strivecolorado.org. 970-245-9030
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   Please call or check website of venue in advance to verify information.
Daily Hudson Gardens in Littleton
Self-guided Public Art Tours and Nature Tours:  The gardens are open daily sunrise to sunset;  Fee: Free; Nixon's Coffeehouse is open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am - 5 pm.; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
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. Several classes are now being offered  online.            
  Due to Covid-19 some sites are offering their classes online.
Oct. 2 "Bonsai Basics"
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 5:15 p.m.; Fee: $35 or $55 depending on size of plant set-up chosen.  Fee includes bonsai tree, pot and soil. RSVP required.  See website for details and to register for this class: www.fossilcreeknursery.com.
   
Oct. 9 "Create Your Own Spooky Succulent Garden"
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 5:15 p.m.; Fee: $25 Includes materials; See website for details and to register for this class: www.fossilcreeknursery.com.
   
Oct. 9 "Introduction to the Ancient Art of Bonsai" by Brian Scott Adams
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time 10:30 am - 12:30 pm;  Fee: $18 in person, $10 virtual; See website for details.
   
Oct.16 "Juniper Wood Ornaments" by Tom Benedict
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time 1:30 - 3:00 pm; Fee: $35, includes materials to make up to 5 ornaments. See website for details.
   
Oct. 30 "Festive Pumpkin Centerpiece"
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time 10:30 am - 12:30 pm;  Fee: $30, includes materials; See website for details.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
NOVEMBER  
Nov. 13 "Gardening Myths and Mysteries - Learn the Truth" by Roger Heins
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time 10:30 am - 12:30 pm;  Fee: $18 in person, $10 virtual. See website for details.
   
Nov. 19 - Jan. 8 Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 4:30  - 9:00 p.m. nightly except Nov. 25 and Dec. 25.  Note: Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be available onsite. Thousands of holiday lights adorn the trees and plants; refreshments available for purchase; Fee: Members: $16 - 19, Non-members: $18 - 21; See www.botanicgardens.org for details; Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a helpful Q/A section.  720-865-3501
   
Nov. 26 - Jan. 2 on select dates Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Event will be open Fri. - Sun. on Nov. 26 through Dec. 12. It will be open nightly Dec. 17 - Jan. 2 except Dec. 25. Time: 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.; Fee: Varies ($15 - 10); Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be available onsite. Holiday lights, music, decorations; Refreshments available for purchase; See www.botanicgardens.org for dates open, details and ticket prices; 720.865.4346
   

 





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