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                 OCTOBER 2017                
 
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.

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EVENTS            
  Please note:  Events are subject to change.  Please call or check event website in advance to verify information. 
Ongoing to Oct. 29 Corn Maze
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Times: Times vary depending on date; See website.
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 and jumping pillow. Other activities available at an additional fee.  Mini-maze available for ages 10 and under; An After Dark Corn Maze and Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze are open on select dates. Food vendors will be on-site.
For details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Oct. 6 - 7 Ikebana International - Denver Chapter Show
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 10 an - 5 pm; 720-865-3501
   
Oct. 7 Harvest Fest
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Taste and vote for your favorite fruits and berries that grow well in Colorado; 970-226-4924
   
Oct. 13 - 15 Pumpkin Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 am - 5 pm; Fee: Includes admission to pumpkin patch and activities; The Corn Maze is an additional fee. For details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Oct. 14 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Fall Jamboree
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; ; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com for details. 970-482-1984.
   
Oct. 18, 19, 25 & 26 Glow at the Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Displays, music, costume contests, activities and more; For fees and more information see www.botanicgardens.org.
   
Oct. 21 Halloween Enchanted Garden
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; For children ages 2 - 8; Fee: $5 per child. Enjoy various activities. See http://fcgov.com/horticulture or call 970-416-2486 for information
   

 

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GARDEN TOURS      
   
   
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.
   
Oct. 5 "Workshop: Bulb Planting"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:11 am - 12 pm; Free; Registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Oct. 7 "Preparing Your Yard for Fall and Winter Bird Feeding" by Lauren Derosa
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 14 "Intimate Evening: Rare and Imperiled Plants of Colorado" by Susan Panjabi
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 5:30 - 7 pm; Fee: $20, $25 day of presentation; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Oct. 14 "Design in the Gardens" by Mary Beth McCubbin
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 14 "Artisan Pumpkin Desserts" by Margaret Gilfoyle
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 15 "Spooky Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $40 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.
   
Oct. 15 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.; 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.
   
Oct. 28 Family Class: "Mini Pumpkin Centerpieces " by Nancy Frank
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $30 Adults/ $15 Child (ages 12 and up); Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 28 "Mini Pumpkin Centerpieces" by Nancy Frank
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30; Adults only class; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
NOVEMBER  
Nov. 4 - 5 Holiday Open House
Lafayette Florist and Greenhouses in Lafayette; Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Hors d'oeuvres, hot cider and champagne; ornaments, holiday decorating and gift giving ideas; 20% off Christmas decor during this event; 303-665-0771
   
Nov. 7 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Nov. 10 - 11 Winter Gift Market/Free Days
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Nov.18 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See Events page at www.butterflies.org  for details.
   
Nov. 18 Holiday Open House
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 3 pm; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984
   
Nov. 18 "Create Your Own Indoor Bonsai" by Richard W. Bender, Author
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $45, includes materials; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 19 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and repeated at 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.; 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.
   
Nov. 24 - 26 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. 24 - Dec. 24 on F, S & S Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Holiday lights, craft with Mrs. Claus, 1880's decorated, restored homestead, photos, hayride, vendors; Fee: Adults & Children - $20, Military and Seniors - $15, Children under 3 free; See www.botanicgardens.org for details; 720.865.4346
   
Nov. 24 - Dec. 24 on TH, F, S & S Holiday Gift Market
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 am - 5 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Gifts for gardeners and non-gardeners; 303-939-9403
   
Nov. 24 - Dec. 24 Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 5:00  - 9:00 p.m. nightly; Thousands of holiday lights adorn the trees and plants; refreshments available for purchase; Entertainment on selected evenings; Fee: Advance purchase at reduced rates, prices higher at the door; See www.botanicgardens.org for details; 720-865-3501
   
Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-3, 8-10,15-24, 26-31 A Hudson Christmas 
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 5 - 8 pm; Enjoy holiday lights, visits with Santa, refreshments, and more; See website for ticket information and details or call 303-797-8565.
   
Nov. 25 Holiday Preview
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Get decorating ideas, see demonstrations and enjoy refreshments; 970-226-4924
   

 





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