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                    MAY 2018                
 
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. 23 Exhibit: Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 720-865-3501
   
May 3 Evening Garden Party
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 5 - 7 p.m.; Reservations required; See website for details or call 970-226-4924.
   
May 11 - 12 Spring Plant Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday; Free admission to the Gardens and plant sale; 720-865-3501
   
May 11 - 12 Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) Plant Sale
DUG Headquarters,1031 33rd St., Denver; Time: 10 am - 3 pm; Benefits Grow a Garden,which provides info, seeds and seedlings to low-income families. See https://dug.org for details.
   
May 12 Plant Sale and Antique & Artisan Market presented by Loveland Garden Club
All Saint's Episcopal Church, 3448 N. Taft, Loveland; Time: 9 am - 2 pm; Annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, herbs, silent auction, live music, garage sale, bake sale, vintage garden collectibles, artisan market.  970-342-9341
   
May 12 - 13 Spring Plant Sale
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and 12 - 5 p.m. on Sunday; This event supports horticulture programs at CSU, Front Range Community College, High Plains Environmental Center, CSU Forest Service and The Gardens on Spring Creek; See website for details; 970-416-2486
   
May 17 Butterfly Launch
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: Check website or call 970-476-0103.
   
May 19 Bloomapalooza
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Indoor/outdoor events for the whole family: ladybug releases, plant sale, plant petting zoo and other fun garden activities; Standard admission fees; See www.butterflies.org for details.
   
May 19 17th Annual Great Sale of Organic Garden Plants - presented by Front Range Organic Gardeners (FROG)
St. John's Lutheran Church and School, 700 S. Franklin St., Denver 80209; (Across from Washington Park, enter from east side)Time: 9 am - 1 pm; Payment: CASH only; See www.gardenFROG.org.
   
May 25 Butterflies at Chatfield Opens
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
   
May 25 - June 1 Plant Sale
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 9 am - 5 pm; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
May 28 - Ongoing 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: $5 per person.  For information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 2 Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Mapleton Hill Historic District
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tickets: $15 purchased online before June 1, $20 day of event at 840 Mapleton; See website for ticket information.
Information: www.whittiergardentour.com

Benefits: Whittier International School
   
June 8 & 9 Longmont Symphony Guild Festival of Flowers Garden Tour
Location: 5 gardens in Longmont
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Information: www.longmontsymphony.org  Click on Support.
Benefits: Longmont Symphony Guild
   
June 9 Enchanted Gardens of Northwest Denver Garden Tour
Location: Public and private gardens in NW Denver
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Information and tickets: $20 before May 15, $25 after May 15; Ages 14 and under free with paid adult; See www.conflictcenter.org
Benefits: The Conflict Center's programs and classes that promote peaceful management of conflict.
   
June 16 Native Plant Garden Tour
Location: 4 gardens in the Boulder area
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Tickets: $20 member, $30 non-member; See website for information about book signing, special guests, etc.
Information and Tickets: https://conps.org/mfm-event-calendar
Presented by the Colorado Native Plant Society in partnership with Boulder County Audubon Society
   
June 23 Greeley Garden Tour
Location: gardens in the Greeley area
Tickets and Information: $15, Purchase online or see website for locations where tickets may be purchased;  www.GreeleyGardenTour.org
Benefits: Poudre Learning Center
   
June 23 Junior League Terrace and Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Landings Neighborhood in Southeast Fort Collins
Time:
Tickets: $20; $35 VIP; Available online - see website..
Information: www.jlfortcollins.org
Benefits: The Junior League of Fort Collins' education and charitable endeavors
   
June 23 Loveland Garden Tour & Art Show
Location: gardens in Springs at Mariana in SW Loveland
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tickets: Available online and at Loveland Youth Gardeners.
Information: www.LovelandYouthGardeners.org, 970-669-7182
Benefits: Loveland Youth Gardeners programs
Notes: Features the sale of art for the garden, including a silent auction.
   
June 23 Arvada Historical Society Garden Tour
Location: 7 gardens in Arvada
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Tickets: $15 cash only, purchase at the Arvada Center on day of the event.
Information: www.arvadahistory.org
Benefits: Arvada Historical Society
   
June 24 Park Hill Garden Walk
Location: 10 gardens in the Park Hill neighborhood, Denver
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: Advance tickets $12, Seniors (65+) advance tickets are $10, Ages 12 & under free; $15 day of event. See website.
Information: www.parkhillgardenwalk.org
   
June 30 Native Plant Garden Tour - Denver Area
Location: 6 gardens in the Denver area - see website for detailed info
Time: 8 am - 2 pm
Information and Tickets: $20 member, $30 non-members, See https://conps.org/mfm-event-calendar
Benefits: 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.
               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.
 
Ongoing Read and Seed
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 -  10:45 a.m. or 11 - 11:45 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays;  A drop-in program for 2 - 4 year olds; Story time plus a hands-on activity; Parents are asked to participate; Fee: $3 per child; See http://fcgov.com/horticulture  for information on weekly topics; 970-416-2486.
   
May 5 "Fearless Rose Pruning" by Eve Reshetnik
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 5 "Vintage Garden Tea" with Joann & Cadie Berrian
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30 adults, $15 child (12 years & up); Enjoy teas and treats inspired and sourced by the Gardens; Take home recipes; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
May 6 "Best Fruit Trees for Colorado" 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
   
May 9 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
   
May 12 "Rainwater Harvesting" by Allison Peck
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 14 "Early Spring Maintenance & Dividing Workshop"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Free; Come prepared if you plan to work (gloves, clothes); For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
May 19 "Growing Food 101: Grow a Thriving Food Garden" by Andrea Vanderbilt
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
May 19 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe beekeepers managing their hives, ask questions and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
May 19 "Combating Climate Change in Your Garden" by Elizabeth Black
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 19 "Container/Raised Beds Gardening" by Twyla Lynch
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 25 & 26 "Trough Planting Workshop" by Domenique Turnbull
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Domenique will be teaching you how to plant your own trough.  Troughs will be available for sale; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
May 26 "Native Bees for the Youngsters!  Session 2 (A repeat of the April 21st class) - by Jessica Goldstrohm
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $20 for one parent and child, $5 per extra child; A hands-on class - you will build a Leaf Cutter Bee House; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 27 "Techniques for Keeping Your Shrubs Looking Their Best" by Jason Shimmel
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 am; Free; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
JUNE  
June 3 "Introduction to Permaculture" by Tara RAe Kent
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 3 "Berries & Small Fruits for Colorado" 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
   
June 3 "Designing French Gardens" by Cyndy de Chelly
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 9 am; Free; This is a hands-on class; Bring your own pot or buy one; Materials not included. Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 5 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
June 5 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
June 9 "Gardening Advice from Mother Nature" by Alison Peck
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 9 "Natives for Every Garden" by Dan Johnson
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 10 "Successful Home Composting" 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
   
June 10 "Creating Beautiful Terrariums" by Connie Smith
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am; Free; This is a hands-on class; Bring your own or buy a container; Materials not included; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 13 "So You Want to Be a Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Fee: $12 member, $15 non-member; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 13 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
   
June 16 "Roses 101 & Garden Tour"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $10 member, $12 non-member; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 16 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe beekeepers managing their hives, ask questions and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 17 "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; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
June 23 "Honey Bee Meet & Greet" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Please wear long sleeves and pants; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 23 "Habitat Hero - Wildscaping 101" by Laura Somers
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; Free; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 24 "Colorado Native Bees" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee: $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 24 "Managing Garden Pests Without Poisons" 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
   
June 30 "Around the World in 80 Roses" Rose Show presented by Denver Rose Society
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 1 - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 





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