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                    JUNE 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
   
June 4 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
   
June 4 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
June 15 Galactic Rose Show presented by Denver Rose Society
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Fee: Included with paid admission to DBG; 1 - 4:30 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
June 28 - 30 Colorado Lavender Festival
Town of Palisade and nearby areas in western Colorado; See www.coloradolavender.org for opportunities that include motor coach tours on Friday, a festival in the park and Lavender and Wine dinner on Saturday, and self-guided farm tours on Sunday.
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
   
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.
   
June 1 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 7 - 8 Longmont Symphony Guild Festival of Flowers Garden Tour
Location: 5 gardens in Longmont
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15; See website for ticket information.
Information: www.longmontsymphony.org 
Benefits: Longmont Symphony Guild
   
June 15 Loveland Garden Tour & Art Show
Location: 9 gardens in NW Downtown Loveland
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tickets: $20 Available online at Loveland Youth Gardeners website and at Fort Collins Nursery.
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 22 Arvada Historical Society Garden Tour
Location: 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 22 Junior League Terrace and Garden Tour
Location: 5 gardens in Clarendon Hills neighborhood in Southwest Fort Collins
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tickets: $20; $35 VIP (includes food and beverages); Available online - see website..
Information: www.jlfortcollins.org
Benefits: The Junior League of Fort Collins' education and charitable endeavors
Notes: Features a block party with live music, food trucks and more. See website for details.
   
June 22 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 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; $18 day of event. See website.
Information: www.parkhillgardenwalk.org

Benefits: Greater Park Hill Community's projects including their food program
   
June 29 - 30 Colorado Springs Garden Tour: Westward Hoe - Taming the Wild West Garden
Location: 7 gardens in Colorado Springs
Time: 9 am - 3 pm both days
Tickets: $20 through www.eventbrite.com and at local gardening outlets
Information: Six beautiful private gardens and one lovely community vegetable garden will be open for you to tour.  Additionally, Colorado Master Gardeners and most homeowners will be available to answer your questions about good gardening practices.  The tour will be open each day rain or shine.  See Colorado Springs Garden Tour.
Benefits: El Paso County Friends of Extension (FOX), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers grants to promote education in gardening.
   
July 13 Pockets of Paradise: Kitchen and Garden Tour
Location: 8 Homes/Gardens in Steamboat Springs area
Time: 9 am
Tickets: $50 for self-guided tour, VIP Bus $90  (includes lunch at Low Country Kitchen) Purchase online at www.tickets.stringsmusicfestival.com
Information: www.stringsmusicfestival.com
Benefits: Strings Music Festival
   
July 20 NoCo Urban Homestead Tour
Location: 3 homesteads in Ft. Collins & 3 in Loveland
Time: 8 am - 2 pm
Tickets: $20; ages 12 and under free
Information: See www.fcgov.com/gardens
Benefits: Gardens on Spring Creek and Loveland Youth Gardeners
   
July 20 Summit County Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Silverthorne, Frisco and Dillon
Time: Registration from 8:30 - 10:45 a.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, Peak One Blvd./ 83 Nancy's Place, Frisco.  The self guided tour is from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15 at the door (cash or check only), $10 if purchased online before day of tour (see website) **Note: You must exchange the ticket for a guidebook/map at registration prior to 10:45 a.m.; Includes a free continental breakfast.
Information and Tickets: Please see www.summitcountygardenclub.org for detailed information and directions.
Benefits: Funds scholarships for students studying plant-related science and provides grants for county & town public gardens.
   
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.
 
June 1 "Japanese Beetles" 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 1 "Dog Tuff Grass" by Kelly Grummons
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $20; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 1 "Summer Floral Crown-Making Class" by Heather Herring
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am; Free; This is a hands-on class; Materials not included. Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 2 "Designing French Gardens" by Cyndy de Chelly
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 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 2 "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 4 CSU Twilight Garden Series: "Dip Your Toe into Colorado Gardening" by Tony Koski, Alison Connor and Amy Lentz
CSU Trial Garden, 1401 Remington St., Fort Collins; Time: 6 - 8 pm; Fee: $10 cash or check only; See https://fcgov.com/gardens for details.
   
June 5 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
   
June 8 "Vegetables with Altitude" by Denyse Schrenker, Eagle Co. CSU Extension
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 8 "Growing Roses in Colorado and Rose Garden Tour" by Denver Rose Society consulting rosarians
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 8 "Advanced House Plant Care" by Trevor Kuntz
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 am; Free; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 9 "Gardening with Native Plants" by Jason Shimmel
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 9 am; Free;  Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 9 "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 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
   
June 12 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 14 "Trough Planting" by Dominique Turnbull
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 15 "Preserving Food" by Glenda Wentworth, Eagle Co. CSU Extension
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers;For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 15 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 16 "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 18 CSU Twilight Garden Series: "A Deeper Dive" by Daryn Davidson, Jim Klett, Roger Heinz & Mark Uchanski
CSU Trial Garden, 1401 Remington St., Fort Collins; Time: 6 - 8 pm; Fee: $10 cash or check only; See https://fcgov.com/gardens for details on the topics to be covered.
   
June 19 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
   
June 22 "Beneficial Insects" 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 22 "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 22 "Gardening with Native Plants: Garden Tour"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Fee: $18 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 23 "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 23 "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 24 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
   
June 26 "Battling the Japanese Beetle in Colorado" by Lisa Mason, CSU Extension agent
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $12 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 29 "Plant Select's Bring on the Heat!" by Larimer County Master Gardeners
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Free: Drop in to discuss Plant Select's 2018, 2019 and 2020 plant selections with master gardeners. See www.fortcollinsnursery.com for details. 970-482-1984.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
JULY  
July 2 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
   
July 5 - 14 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Town of Crested Butte and nearby areas;  See https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com for information about workshops, garden tours, hikes and other events/fees.
   
July 10 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
July 11 "Perennials and Ornamental Grasses" by CSU Master Gardeners
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $18 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
July 14 "Tips & Tricks of Xeriscape" 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
   
July 14 "Houseplant Propagation" by Trevor Kuntz
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am; Free; Materials not included. You'll take home cuttings. Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
July 14 "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.
   
July 20 "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
   
July 20 "Basic Landscape Design" by Elaine Walker
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
July 20 Lavender Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fee: $7 non-members, $5 members, ages 13 and under free; Enjoy hundreds of blooming lavender plants, free demonstrations, live music, food, beverages and products sold by vendors.  See website for classes that will be offered. 720.865.4346
   
July 21 "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.
   
AUGUST  
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. 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. 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. 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
   

 





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