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                     SEPTEMBER 2020                
 
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. 
  Sadly, many garden events have been canceled, put on hold or postponed due to Covid-19.
Sept. 13 - 30 Monarch Magic
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Timed tickets required for admission; See www.butterflies.org for details.
   
Sept. 18 & 25 Date Night at the Gardens
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.; Fee: $65 members, $75 non-members; Includes upscale boxed dinner, beer & wine, live entertainment, opportunity to explore the gardens. Attendees must follow Larimer County event guidelines; See website for details and to purchase tickets. 970-416-2486
   
Sept. 18 - Oct. 31 on Fri., Sat. and Sun. Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Times: 9 am - 7 pm
Fee: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult, students, seniors (65+), military, $8 ages 3 - 12; $6 member child; Tickets must be purchased for a specific date and time online. No tickets will be available onsite. Note: Masks and costumes are not permitted.
For additional details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Oct. 1 - 31 Pumpkin Patch at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Times: 9 am - 4 pm on Mon. - Thurs., 10 am - 6 pm on Fri. - Sun.
For additional details regarding pumpkin prices, etc. please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Oct. 19 - 25 Glow at the Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 6:00 - 9:45 p.m.; Fee: $17 - $21 members, $15 - $19 non-members; Ages 2 and under free; Timed tickets must be purchased in advance; For more information see www.botanicgardens.org.

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
  Most garden tours have been canceled due to Covid-19.  A few guided or self-guided tours are available at public sites.
Daily Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Self-Guided Tour:  The Gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. Pick up a brochure at the kiosk at the main entrance or north entrance. Suggested donation: $5; For information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
Ongoing to Labor Day on Mon., Thurs. and Sat. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Guided Tours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Fee: $10 per person. Spots are limited and Eagle County health protocols will be followed.  For information and to purchase tickets see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
Daily Hudson Gardens in Littleton
Self-guided Public Art Tours and Nature Tours:  The gardens are open daily sunrise to sunset;  Fee: Free; The Welcome Center and Gift Shop are closed, but 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
   
Sept. 12 NoCo Urban Homestead Tour
Location: 3 homesteads in Ft. Collins & 3 in Loveland
Time: 8 am - 2 pm
Tickets: $20 for adults and for ages 12 & up, $5 for ages 5 - 11, ages 4 and under free; Note: Ticketing is structured to disperse attendees and allow social distancing.  See website for important details.
Information: See 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.
               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.
 
  Most classes have been canceled, put on hold or postponed due to Covid-19.  Some sites are offering classes online.
Sept. 1 "So You Want to be a Beekeeper?"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $18 non-members, $15 members; This is an online class presented via Zoom.; Register online. 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 1 "CSU's Twilight Garden Series: Native and Xeric Plants in Landscape" by Sherry Fuller, Bryan Fischer & Ross Shrigley
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm (Talk begins at 6:00 pm); Fee: $10; Refreshments, door prizes; Register online or in person. 970-416-2486
   
Sept. 9 "Overwintering Honeybee Hives"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $33 non-members, $30 members; This is an online class presented via Zoom.; Register online. 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 12 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 15 "CSU's Twilight Garden Series: The Garden Attraction for Birds and Bees" by Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Lauren DeRosa and a representative from The Butterfly Pavilion
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm (Talk begins at 6:00 pm); Fee: $10; Refreshments, door prizes; Register online or in person.  970-416-2486
   
Sept. 19 "Use Your Garden to Grow Your Garden" by Colin Lee
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:10:30 am - 12 pm; Fee: $10, free for members & volunteers; Register online or call 970-476-0103.
   
Sept. 19 "Walking Tree Tour of the Gardens" by Tim Buchanan
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $18; Register online. 970-416-2486
   
Sept. 26 "Composting 101" by Jaime Blanchard-Poling
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $10; This is an online class. Register online. 970-416-2486
   
Sept. 26 "Notable Tree Bike Tour" by Tim Buchanan
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Fee: $18; Register online. 970-416-2486
   
Sept. 26 "The Prairie Garden" by Bryan Fischer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1:30 am - 3:30 pm; Fee: $18; Register online. 970-416-2486
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
Oct. 3 "Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Winter" by Andrea Vanderbilt
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $10; This is an online class. Register online. 970-416-2486
   
Oct. 10 "So You Want to be a Beekeeper?"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $18 non-members, $15 members; This is an online class presented via Zoom.; Register online. 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Oct. 15 "Fall Gardening & Bulb Planting"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm; Free - Please RSVP online or call 970-476-0103.
   
Oct. 17 "Magical Moonlit Gardens" by Marcia Tatroe
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $10; This is an online class. Register online. 970-416-2486
   
Oct. 17 "Planting Fall Bulbs for Spring Colors"
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm; Fee: $10; This is an online class. Register online. 970-416-2486
   
Oct. 18 "Spooky Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $44 per spot, includes materials; Create a Halloween or classic garden; For adults and a child accompanied by an adult; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   

 





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