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                    NOVEMBER 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. 
Nov. 5 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Nov. 8 -9 Ikebana Society Show
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Nov. 11 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Nov. 11 - Ongoing Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists Exhibit: Lost in the Woods
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center, in Vail; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Enjoy an exhibit of 27 botanical illustrations featuring trees.  Donation of $5 suggested; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Nov. 16 Grand Re-Opening at Gardens on Spring Creek
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: Remarks and ribbon cutting at 9 am, doors open 10 am - 5 pm; Visit the new butterfly house and tour the gardens; Fee: $8 - $11, members free; 970-416-2486
   
Nov. 21 Party with a Purpose: Girlfriends Night Out
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 5 - 8 p.m.; Enjoy music, door prizes, food/wine sampling, special vendors, and more.  Fee: Tickets are $25, includes 2 drinks (wine or beer), with proceeds going to Ralston House. See website for details.  Call 303-424-7979 to purchase tickets, which should be purchased in advance.
   
Nov. 21 - 23 Winter Gift Market/Free Days
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: Nov. 21 - 4 - 8 pm, Nov. 22 & 23 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Nov. 23 Holiday Open House
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 3 pm; Music, treats, Santa and holiday specials; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984
   
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 Holiday Open House
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 am - 5 pm; Live music, refreshments, locally made gifts; 303-939-9403
   
Nov. 29 - Dec. 22 on Wed.- Sun. Holiday Gift Market
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 am - 5 pm on every Wednesday through Sunday, November 29 to Dec. 22; Gifts for gardeners and non-gardeners; 303-939-9403
   
Nov. 29 - Dec. 22 on various evenings Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Holiday lights, stories and songs with Mrs. Claus, 1880's decorated, restored homestead, photos, hayride, play in snow globe, watch a movie, vendors; Fee varies; See www.botanicgardens.org for dates open, details and ticket prices; 720.865.4346
   
Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1, 6-8, 13 - 24, 26-31 A Hudson Christmas 
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 5 - 9 pm; Enjoy holiday lights, visits with Santa, refreshments, and more; See website for ticket information and details or call 303-797-8565.
   
Nov. 29 - Jan. 3 Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 5:00  - 9:00 p.m. nightly - Note: Timed tickets are issued to avoid overcrowding; Thousands of holiday lights adorn the trees and plants; refreshments available for purchase; Fee: Varies; See www.botanicgardens.org for details; 720-865-3501
   
Nov. 30 Pine Cone Bird Feeder Activity and Visits/Photos with Santa
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 4 pm; Free; Bring your own camera for photos; Please bring a donation of non-perishable food for the food bank; 303-424-7979
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
Dec. 2 - Ongoing Self Guided Snowshoe Walk
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Days: Monday - Saturday; Time: 10 am - 3 pm; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Snowshoes/poles rental is $5; Donations welcome; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
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.
 
Nov. 9 "Thanksgiving Tablescapes" by Stefany
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, materials not included; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Nov. 19 "Thanksgiving Centerpiece Arrangements" by Mandy
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 12 pm.; Free, materials not included; Bring or purchase a container; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Nov. 20 Bonsai Class
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.; Fee: $35; Pick your own pot and plant and learn how to create your bonsai.  Wine and snacks included; 970-226-4924
   
Nov. 30 "Holiday Wreath Class" by Stefany
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am.; Free, materials not included; Techniques, design and bow making are some topics covered; Select and purchase a fresh mixed evergreen wreath and bring or purchase decorations; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Nov. 30 "Wreath Make-and-Take Workshop"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 am, repeated at 2 pm; Materials fee: $25; Please bring pruners. A form and boughs will be provided, bring or purchase decoration for the wreath; Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
DECEMBER  
Dec. 1 "Porch Pot Make-and-Take Workshop"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 11 am; Materials fee: $30; Create a decorative pot with fresh greens for your entry; Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 1 "Wreath Make-and-Take Workshop"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 pm; Materials fee: $25; Please bring pruners. A form and boughs will be provided, bring or purchase decoration for the wreath; Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 1 Pine Cone Bird Feeder Activity and Visits/Photos with Santa
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 4 pm; Free; Bring your own camera for photos; Please bring a donation of non-perishable food for the food bank; (This is the best day to bring your pet for a photo with Santa); 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 7 "Make Your Own Holiday Wreath"
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: Offered twice: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 - 3:30 pm; Fee: $30; Materials provided; Register online or call 970-416-2486.
   
Dec. 7 "Wreath Make-and-Take Workshop"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 am; Materials fee: $25; Please bring pruners. A form and boughs will be provided, bring or purchase decoration for the wreath; Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 7 "Porch Pot Make-and-Take Workshop"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 pm; Materials fee: $30; Create a decorative pot with fresh greens for your entry; Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 7 Pine Cone Bird Feeder Activity and Visits/Photos with Santa
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 4 pm; Free; Bring your own camera for photos; Please bring a donation of non-perishable food for the food bank; 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 7 "Holiday Tablescapes and Gift Wrap" by Stefany
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, materials not included; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Dec. 8 "Porch Pot Make-and-Take Workshop"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 11 am; Materials fee: $30; Create a decorative pot with fresh greens for your entry; Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 8 "Gingerbread House Make-and-Take Workshop" by Barry Brown
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3:30 pm; Materials fee: $30; Decorate a gingerbread house with icing and candies; Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 8 "Holiday/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 and a child accompanied by an adult; Create a holiday or classic garden; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Dec. 10 "Floral Design with Evergreens and Berries" by Mandy
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 1 pm.; Free, materials not included; Bring or purchase a container; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Dec. 13 - 29 Garden of Lights
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Details to come; 970-416-2486
   

 





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