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                    JUNE 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.

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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 Sept. 23 Exhibit: Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 720-865-3501
   
Ongoing 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 1 Plant Sale
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 9 am - 5 pm; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 2 Butterfly Appreciation and Awareness Day
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens in Grand Junction; Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Entertainment, crafts, free seeds and more; 970-245-3288
   
June 2 Gardener's Expo
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free; Learn about new trends and products; See website or call 970-226-4924
   
June 2 Fairmount Heritage Foundation Annual Rose Sale
Chapel in the Pines at Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St., Denver; Time: 8 am - 4 pm; See www.fairmountheritagefoundation.org for information.
   
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 29 - July 1 Colorado Lavender Festival
Town of Palisade and nearby areas in western Colorado; See www.coloradolavender.org for opportunities that include a motor coach tour, a festival in Palisade, seminars, workshops and self-guided tours.
   
June 30 "Around the World in 80 Roses" Rose Show presented by Denver Rose Society
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Fee: Included with paid admission to DBG; 1 - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

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 3 Fairmount Heritage Rose Garden Tour
Location: 430 S. Quebec St., Denver
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Tickets: $10 members, $15 non-members of Fairmount Heritage Foundation; Purchase tickets online.
Information and tickets:  www.fairmountheritagefoundation.org

Benefits: Fairmount Heritage Foundation projects
   
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: $15 - $21 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
   
July 14 Pockets of Paradise Kitchen and Garden Tour
Location: Homes/Gardens in Steamboat Springs area
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: $40, VIP Bus $75 (includes lunch) Purchase online at www.tickets.stringsmusicfestival.com
Information: www.stringsmusicfestival.com
Benefits: Strings Music Festival
   
July 21 NoCo Urban Homestead Tour
Location: homesteads in Ft. Collins & 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 28 Summit County Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Breckenridge area
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.
   
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.
   
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, 12 & 19 Twilight Garden Series
   June 5: "Positively Pleasing Perennials" CSU Trial Gardens, 1401 Remington St., Fort Collins
   June 12: "Uninvited Garden Guests" CSU Trial Gardens, 1401 Remington St., Fort Collins
   June 19: "Eat & Grow with Us" Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins
Time of all sessions: 6 - 8 pm; Fee: $10 for one session or $25 for all three.
   
June 6 & 20 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 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 11 & 25 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 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 "Battle Against the Japanese Beetle" by Lisa Mason, CSU Extension
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $10 member, $12 non-member; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
JULY  
July 3 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
July 6 - 15 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Town of Crested Butte and nearby areas;  See https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com for information about gardening workshops, garden tours, hikes and other events/fees.
   
July 9 & 23 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
   
July 11 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
   
July 15 "Tips and 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 15 "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 18 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
   
July 19 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
July 21 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
   
July 21 "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 21 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
   

 





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