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Denver and the Front Range is very fortunate in having many free or low cost outlets for garden classes and seminars.
Below is a list with links for ones that I know of right now. PLEASE check back often, there will be many more events added to this list.
The first group - seminars, workshops and conferences charge fees unless otherwise noted. Be sure to click on each title for more sign up information and deadlines, even the free events generally require signing up.
Public and botanic gardens also charge for classes. Garden center classes are often free so check their websites for more information.
Also consider attending or joining a plant society, group or club. You will meet other friendly people. Most meet monthly, have low cost dues and offer educational seminars, garden tours and trips, plant sales and judged shows through the year.
Check out what's offered in your community if you're not in the Denver area.
Again, please check back often for updates.
SEMINARS, CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND VOLUNTEER TRAINING:
Beekeeping Classes at Hudson Gardens start in January, Littleton
Landscaping for Pollinators FREE January 22, Loveland
Fairy Garden Workshop January 30, Georgetown
Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference, February 16, Denver
Battling the Japanese Beetle February 23, April 2, April 27, June 11, August 10, Denver
Master Composter Training Through Denver Urban Gardens, begins in March, Denver
Denver Rose Society SymROSEium March 9, Denver
High Plains Landscape Workshop March 9, Fort Collins
CSU Extension Certified Gardener Program flexible year round online training
Community Forester Program Denver
Native Plant Master Program in 2019
Cottage Food Safety Training - Front Range dates and locations starting in 2019
Sustainability Skills Workshop: Basics of Colorado Gardening April 12, Boulder
FREE Rose Pruning Workshop and Demonstration April 27, Golden
Denver Urban Gardens Learn to Compost Workshops beginning in May, Denver
Tour the "Heritage Rose Garden" at Fairmount Cemetery, June 2, Denver
AREA GARDEN CENTERS: too numerous to mention, please call area stores or check their websites or Facebook for their 2019 classes.
PUBLIC GARDEN INSTITUTIONS AND BOTANIC GARDENS:
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Vail
Butterfly Pavilion Westminster
Chester M. Alter Arboretum University of Denver
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Cheyenne, WY
Denver Botanic Gardens
Durango Botanical Society
Growing Gardens Boulder
Montrose Botanic Gardens
Plains Conservation Center Aurora
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens Colorado Springs
The Arboretum at Regis University Denver
The Gardens on Spring Creek Ft. Collins
The Hudson Gardens Littleton
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Grand Junction
PLANT SOCIETIES AND GARDEN RELATED GROUPS:
American Conifer Society Western Region
Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society
Colorado Dahlia Society
Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs
Colorado Mycological Society
Colorado Native Plant Society
Colorado Water Garden Society
Community Forester Program Denver
Denver Field Ornithologists
Denver Orchid Society
Denver Rose Society
Front Range Organic Gardeners
Gloxinia Gesneriad Growers
Greater Denver Urban Homesteading Group
Ikebana Denver Chapter
Mile High Bee Club
Mile High Daylily Society
Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society
Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
Rocky Mountain Koi Club
Rocky Mountain Unit of The Herb Society of America
The American Iris Society
Tropical Plant Society of Denver