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                    AUGUST 2019                
 
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 Sept. 15 Human Nature: Figures from the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Ongoing Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Ongoing to Sept. 2 Butterflies at Chatfield
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fee: $4 Adult, Child, Senior, Ages 2 and under free, plus $5 parking fee per vehicle; Discounts for members; 720.865.4346
   
Aug. 3 Water Blossom Celebration presented by Water Garden Society
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Fee: Included with paid admission to DBG; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 6 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Butterflies at Chatfield will be open with paid admission for the butterfly house; 720.865.4346
   
Aug. 11 Mushroom Fair presented by Colorado Mycological Society
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Fee: Included with paid admission to DBG; 9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 24 - 25 "Dahlia Society of Colorado Annual Dahlia Show"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 9 am - 6 pm on Sat. and 10 am - 5 pm on Sun.; 303-424-7979
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
Sept. 20 - 22 Colorado Fall Home Show
Location: Colorado Convention Center in Denver
Time: 10 am - 7 pm on Fri. and Sat., 10 am - 5 pm on Sun.
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors
Information and tickets: www.coloradogardenfoundation.org
Benefits: Horticultural-related grants and scholarships
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
Ongoing to Labor Day Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Guided Tours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fee: $10 per person.  For information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
Aug. 24 - 25 Rob Proctor's Garden Tour
Location: 3030 West 46th Ave., Denver
Time: 7 am - 1 pm
Tickets: $10 at event, $8 for advance tickets at Tagawa Gardens
Information: rob.tagawagardens.com
Benefits: Dumb Friends League
   
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.
 
Aug. 4 "Creating Beautiful Terrariums" by Trevor Kuntz
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am; Free; This is a hands-on class; Materials not included. Bring or purchase a glass container; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Aug. 5 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 7 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
   
Aug. 7 "Bee Friendly to Pollinators" by Lisa Mason, CSU Extension Horticulture Agent
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6 p.m. Fee: $12 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug.11 "Pruning for Strength, Health, and Beauty" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Aug.12 "Pruning" by Bill Stufflebeem
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Registration required - call 970-476-0103.
   
Aug.14 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug.19 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 21 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
   
Aug. 25 "Low Tech Greenhouse Design & Operation" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
SEPTEMBER  
Sept. 3 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Sept. 4 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
   
Sept. 7 Taste of Tomato - Offered by Harlequin's Garden and Growing Gardens
Check website for details and location; Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Bring and taste tomatoes and have some fun. Discover the best tasting tomatoes; For more information see www.harlequinsgardens.com or call 303-939-9403.
   
Sept. 7 - 8 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show
Denver Botanic Gardens,;  720-865-3501
   
Sept. 8 "How to Mulch" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Sept. 9 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept.11 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept.15 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $40 per spot, includes materials; For adults or a child accompanied by an adult; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Sept.15 "Pruning for Strength, Health, and Beauty" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; (Repeat of Aug.11th class.)Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Sept.16 "Garden Cleanup the Right Way" by Colin Lee
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:10:30 am - 12 pm; Registration required - call 970-476-0103.
   
Sept.18 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
   
Sept. 20 - Oct. 27 on Fri., Sat., & Sun. Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Times: 10 am - 6 pm
Fee: $12 member/$14 non-member adult, $13 students, seniors (65+), military, $9 member/$11 non-member ages 3 - 12; Price includes a hay ride. Other activities are available free or at an additional fee.  Mini-maze available for ages 10 and under. Food vendors will be on-site. Note: Masks and costumes are not permitted. Additional events will be available in October.
For details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Sept. 23 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 27 - 28 Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission; For more information see www.botanicgardens.org.
   

 





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