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                     MAY 2022                
 
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. 
May 6 & 7 Spring Plant Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens; Time: 9 am - 5 pm; Free, but advanced online registration is required; See website for information and to register.
   
May 14 Spring Plant Sale
Loveland Youth Gardeners Good Enough Farm, 2500 E 1st St., Loveland; Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; See www.lovelandyouthgardeners.org for details.
   
May 14 Front Range Organic Gardeners (FROG) Organic Plant Sale
Highlands Church, 1700 S. Grant Street, Denver; Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (or until run out of plants); See www.GardenFrog.org for details.
   
May 14 - 15 Spring Plant Sale
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Free, but advanced online registration is required; See website for information and to register. (Note: Only people attending the plant sale will be admitted to the Gardens during this event.) 970-416-2486
   
June 5 Colorado Water Garden Society Plant Sale
Hudson Gardens , 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton; Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; For details see www.colowatergardensociety.org.
   
June 3 - 5 Annual Plant Sale
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; The plant sale features plants that thrive in a mountain environment. For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   

 

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  M, Th. & Sat., May 30 to Labor Day Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Guided Tours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Fee: $10 per person.  For information or to purchase tickets see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
Ongoing on Tues., May 31 to Labor Day Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Alpine World Tours: Tuesdays at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Fee: $10 per person.  For information or to purchase tickets see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
Ongoing on Wed., June 1 to Labor Day Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Walk on the Wild Side - Native Plant Walk Guided Tours: Wednesdays at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Fee: $10 per person.  For information or to purchase tickets see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 4 Colorado Native Plant Society Longmont Garden Tour
Location: 6 gardens: 4 in Longmont, 1 in Boulder and 1 in Louisville
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Tickets: $25 members, $35 non-members; Option: Add a tour of Jack's solar garden and Audubon Habitat Heroes Pollinator Garden for an additional $10. See website to register.
Information: www.conps.org
Benefits: The tour benefits the work of the Colorado Native Plant Society.
   
June 10 - 11 Longmont Symphony Guild "Festival of Flowers" Garden Tour
Location:  5 gardens in Longmont
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: $20; See website for ticket information.
Information: www.longmontsymphony.org 
Benefits: Longmont Symphony Guild
   
June 11 Colorado Native Plant Society Denver Garden Tour - Lakewood to Littleton
Location: 5 gardens plus admission to Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Tickets: $35 members, $45 non-members; See website to register.
Information: www.conps.org
Benefits: The tour benefits the work of the Colorado Native Plant Society.
   
June 12 Park Hill Garden Walk
Location: gardens in the Park Hill neighborhood, Denver
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: Advance tickets $15, Seniors (65+) advance tickets are $12, Ages 12 & under free; $20 day of event. See website to purchase tickets or to see a list of locations where you can purchase tickets in person.
Information: www.parkhillgardenwalk.org 

Benefits: Greater Park Hill Community's projects including their food program
   
June 18 Loveland Garden Tour & Art Show: "Pollinator Gardens in the High Plains Neighborhood"
Location: gardens in the High Plains/Centerra neighborhood in Loveland
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tickets: $25 - $50 plus fees, available online at Loveland Youth Gardeners website
Information: www.LovelandYouthGardeners.org, 970-669-7182
Benefits: Loveland Youth Gardeners' programs
Notes: Features displays/sale of art for the garden
   
June 18 Lyons Garden Club "Mountain Blooms" Garden Tour
Location: Several gardens in Lyons; headquarters for the day at Sandstone Park
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tickets: $5
Information: www.lyonsgardenclub.com
Benefits: The Club's projects to beautify Lyons, including planters in public areas and supplies for the community garden.
   
June 25 Boulder Garden Tour (formerly the Whittier-Mapleton tour)
Location: Flatirons/University Hill neighborhoods - See website for information about headquarters.
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of event; See website to purchase tickets.
Information: www.bouldergardentour.com
Benefits: Garden to Table (a non-profit school garden support organization)
   
June 25 Colorado Native Plant Society Fort Collins/Loveland Garden Tour
Location: 6 gardens: 4 private gardens, Nix Native Plant Garden and High Plains Environmental Center
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Tickets: $25 members, $35 non-members; See website to register.
Information: www.conps.org
Benefits: The tour benefits the work of the Colorado Native Plant Society.
   
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.             
   
May 7 "Getting Started in Vegetable Gardening" by Mimi Yanus
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.; Fee $30; Note: Registration deadline: May 4th; (This is a repeat of the April 16th class.) Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
May 7 "Rainwater Harvesting" by Mackenzie Ehrenberg from Matrix Gardens
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.; Fee $20; Note: Registration deadline: May 4th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
May 7 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
May 8 "Berries & Small Fruits for Colorado" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.; Fee $20; Note: Registration deadline: May 5th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
May 14 "Gardening with Mushrooms/Mushrooms for Gardeners and Farmers" by Zach Hedstrom
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Fee $20; Note: Registration deadline: May 11th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
May 15 "Therapeutic Benefits of Culinary Herbs" by Brigitte Mars
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 p.m.; Fee $25; Note: Registration deadline: May 12th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
May 15 "Growing Mushrooms on Straw" by Zach Hedstrom
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm; Fee $50, Each student will take home a straw mushroom kit to grow at home. This is a hands-on workshop. Note: Registration deadline: May 12th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
May 21 "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.
   
May 21 "From the Garden to the Bottle: Growing Grapes and Hops" by Selena Kunze
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10:30 am  - 12:00 pm; Fee: $18; Register online. 970-416-2486
   
May 21 "From the Garden to the Bottle: Fermentation of Plant Materials" by Scott Dorsch and Travis Green from Odell Brewing Company
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1:30  - 3:30 pm; Fee: $18; Register online. 970-416-2486
   
May 21 "Stuff That Helps and Hurts Native Bees and Their Habitat" by Andrea Montoya
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.; Fee $25; Note: Registration deadline: May 18th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
May 21 "Growing Mushrooms on Logs and Stumps" by Zach Hedstrom
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Fee $50; Students will come away with their own mushroom log to take home and grow.  This is a hands-on workshop.  Registration deadline: May 18th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
May 22 "Best Fruit Trees for Colorado" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.; Fee $20; Note: Registration deadline: May 19th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
May 31 Twilight Garden Series: "Spring Gardens"
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: Gates open at 5:30 pm and the program begins at 6:00 pm.; Fee: $10; Pre-register online. The event is held outdoors and features 3 garden topics/speakers, door prizes and refreshments; 970-416-2486
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
JUNE  
June 4 "Walking Garden Tree Tour" by Tim Buchanan
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10:30 am  - 12:30 pm; Fee: $18; Learn about the trees on this walking tour at the Gardens on Spring Creek; Register online. 970-416-2486
   
June 4 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 5 "Magic Beans" by Susan S. Guegan
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Fee $20; Note: Registration deadline: May 19th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
June 7 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms;  Advanced online registration is required; See website to register.
   
June 11 "Notable Tree Bike Tour" by Tim Buchanan
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 9:00 am  - 12:00 pm; Fee: $18; Enjoy a 5-mile bike tour with stops to learn about notable, historic and interesting trees in Fort Collins; Register online. 970-416-2486
   
June 11 "First Aid with Natural Remedies" by Brigitte Mars
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Fee $25; Note: Registration deadline: June 8th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
June 11 "Working With What You Have: Practical Landscape Solutions" by Craig Miller
Tagawa Garden Center in Centennial; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: Free; 303-690-4722
   
June 18 "Planting for Pollinators" by Craig Miller
Tagawa Garden Center in Centennial; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: Free; 303-690-4722
   
June 19 "Successful Home Composting" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens,  Class held at Boulder Circus Center, 4747 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.; Fee $20; Note: Registration deadline: June16th;  Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com to register online. 303-939-9403
   
June 21 Twilight Garden Series: "Summer Gardens"
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: Gates open at 5:30 pm and the program begins at 6:00 pm.; Fee: $10; Pre-register online. The event is held outdoors and features 3 garden topics/speakers, door prizes and refreshments; 970-416-2486
   
June 24 - 26 Colorado Lavender Festival
Town of Palisade and nearby areas in western Colorado; See www.coloradolavender.org for details. Opportunities include special tours/lunch on Friday, a festival in the park, classes and Lavender and Wine dinner on Saturday, and self-guided farm tours on Sunday.
   
June 25 "Versatile Groundcovers for Waterwise Landscapes" by Craig Miller
Tagawa Garden Center in Centennial; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: Free; 303-690-4722
   

 





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