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                     JULY 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. 
  Some garden events have been canceled, put on hold or postponed due to Covid-19.
July 9 - July 18 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Town of Crested Butte and nearby areas;  See www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.org  for information about workshops, garden tours, hikes, other events/fees and to register.
   
July 10 Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale
Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd., Golden; Time: 9 am - 5 pm; Fee: $5, kids ages 12 & under free.  See www.coloradocactus.org for information.
   
July 17 Lavender Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fee: Varies; Enjoy hundreds of blooming lavender plants, free demonstrations, workshops, farm tours, live music, food, beverages and products sold by vendors.  See website for workshops that will be offered. Must purchase tickets for this event in advance for a specific time at www.botanicgardens.org.  No onsite tickets sales. 720.865.4346
   

 

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
   
Ongoing to Labor Day Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Guided Tours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fee: $10 per person.  For information or to purchase tickets see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
July 7 & 14 Take a Walk on the Wild Side Wildflower Guided Tour
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Fee: $10; See www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org to purchase tickets.
   
July 10 Strings Music Festival Guild's "Pockets of Paradise" Garden Tour
Location: 6 gardens in Steamboat Springs area
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: Start at $45 (purchase by July 1st for best price) Purchase tickets online - see website.
Information: www.stringsmusicfestival.com
Benefits: Strings' free music education and community programs
   
July 17 - 18 Colorado Springs Garden Tour
Location: gardens in historic Old North End of Colorado Springs
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tickets: $25 Available online and at several garden centers, which are listed on the website
Information: www.coloradospringsgardentour.org
Benefits: Friends of Extension (FOX), which supports CSU Extension projects, Master Gardener programs, 4H, and more.
   
July 31 NoCo Urban Homestead Tour
Location: 6 homesteads in Northern Colorado (Berthoud, Loveland and Ft. Collins)
Time: 8 am - 2 pm
Tickets: $20 adults and ages 12 and above, $5 ages 5 - 11, ages 4 and below free; purchase online at www.fcgov.com/gardens
Benefits: Gardens on Spring Creek and Loveland Youth Gardeners
   
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.
July 1 "High Altitude Vegetable Gardening" by Geena Poulter
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Fee: $10; See www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org to purchase tickets.
   
July 3 "Japanese Beetle: How to Fight Back" by Luan, John P.
Tagawa Gardens, Time: 10:00 am; this is a virtual class.  See www.tagawagardens.com or call 303-690-4722..
   
July 10 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 12:00 p.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
July 10 "Summertime Support 101"
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 11 a.m.; See website for details and to register for this class: www.fossilcreeknursery.com.
   
July 14 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
   
July 14 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; no registration necessary. 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
July 17 "Plant Problems"
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 11 a.m.; See website for details and to register for this class: www.fossilcreeknursery.com.
   
July 21 "How to Get Your Nutrition from Plants" by Kyle Dickens
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Fee: $10; See www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org to purchase tickets.
   
July 24 "Bonsai Basics"
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 5:45 p.m.; Fee: $35 or $55 depending on size of set up chosen; Fee includes tree, pot, soil and set up. See website for details and to register for this class: www.fossilcreeknursery.com.
   
July 31 "The Birds, the Bees, and the Butterflies"
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 11 a.m.; See website for details and to register for this class: www.fossilcreeknursery.com.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
AUGUST  
Aug. 24, 31 & Sep. 7  Ford Twilight Garden Series presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek and CSU -- Details TBA
 Aug. 24th: "Exploring Garden Design"
 Aug. 31st: "Winning Displays"
 Sept. 7th: Putting Your Garden to Bed and Preparing for Spring"
   

 





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