Garden and Home Events, Boulder County, Colorado, and Surrounding Area
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Boulder Home & Garden Fair
June 4 (rain date June 11): Boulder County’s iconic welcome to summer offers an extensive array of ideas, inspiration and innovation to improve your living environments. For more information about booth space or the fair in general contact Linda Wigod at 303-443-0600, ext 106. www.boulderhg.com.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens offers acres of plant displays, classes for all ages, lectures, plant shows, gardening certification, botanical illustration instruction, storytimes, and a great deal more. New “Off the Clock” events for adults at the York Street location feature live music, dancing, food and drink, and themed activities; 6-9:30pm. The main gardens are at 1007 York St.; the Chatfield location is at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. www.botanicgardens.org.
Through Jan 1: Blossoms of Light (York Street) and Trail of Lights (Chatfield)
Jan. 6: Off the Clock: Vintage Victorian
Feb. 3: Off the Clock: Cajun Carnival
March 3: Off the Clock: Kilts & Clovers
April 7: Off the Clock: Palms & Pineapples
The Growe Foundation strives to educate children about healthy eating and environmental stewardship. It gives students hands-on education, both in school classrooms and on-site at the gardens. www.growefoundation.org.
This Boulder nonprofit’s mission is to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture. It offers community gardens, adult classes, children’s education, classroom visits and community events. The gardens are at 1630 Hawthorn Ave. www.growinggardens.org.
April, TBA: Children’s Bee Earth Day
Harlequin’s Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St., offers low-cost classes on a variety of garden topics; check online in the spring for the new schedule. The on-site display gardens include a xeriscape herb garden and ornamental grasses. 303-939-9403; www.harlequinsgardens.com.
Littleton’s Hudson Gardens offers numerous free or low-cost educational sessions all summer on topics like beekeeping and vegetable gardening. Visitors can observe Master Gardeners planting, weeding and harvesting, and then ask questions or get advice. Hudson Gardens also hosts a summer concert series; this year’s lineup includes Gladys Knight and the B-52s (see Music Events for details). 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. www.hudsongardens.org.
Through Dec. 31: “A Hudson Christmas” holiday light show
Lyons Farmette, a working organic farm and sustainability center, offers classes in cooking, bee- and chicken-keeping, soil health, herbal skin care and more. It also hosts farm dinners and art events. Check the online calendar in the spring for updates. 4121 Ute Highway, Lyons; www.lyonsfarmette.com.
Sturtz & Copeland Classes
Sturtz & Copeland offers free gardening classes on a variety of topics, and attendees also get a discount on purchases. 303-442-6663; www.sturtzandcopeland.com.
Dec. 3: Christmas Wreaths
Dec. 8: Christmas Centerpieces
Three Leaf Farm
Three Leaf Farm in Lafayette offers garden-related classes and workshops on topics like herbal medicine and soap making. Check the full schedule and other details at www.threeleaffarm.com. 445 S. 112th St., Lafayette.
Jan. 23-24: Spirit Doll Workshop
April 17: The Spirit of Herbs, 6-week class begins
April 22: Creating a Medicinal Herb Garden