Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Front Range Garden Class Resources 2019

Plant Society House at Denver Botanic Gardens
A new garden year means a fresh start, a clean palette to dream, design and do. 

Sign up for classes or workshops to get the brain energized and filled with the right stuff.

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 charge fees for classes and workshops

Garden center classes are often free so check their websites for more information. 

This year 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 Colorado.  


FRONT RANGE SEMINARS, CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND VOLUNTEER TRAINING:
 
Flexible year round online training CSU Extension Certified Gardener Program

Winter - September Beekeeping Classes at Hudson Gardens, Littleton

March - September Cottage Food Safety Training Front Range dates, locations and online vary, see link

City of Greeley Landscape Lecture Series FREE, must register
March through fall Denver Urban Gardens garden classes, Denver

Master Composter Training Through Denver Urban Gardens, Denver

March 11, 18 and 25 NoCo Gardening Boot Camp, Berthoud

Community Forester Program, Denver 

March 23 Let's Talk Trees, Broomfield

March 24 Business Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers, Centennial 

April 1 FREE Backyard Spring Compost Workshop, Boulder

April 2, April 27, June 11, August 10, Battling the Japanese Beetle Denver

April through September Native Plant Master Program, Various Locations 

April 4 FREE Backyard Spring Compost Workshop, Lafayette

April 6 Successful Gardening Tips and Myths, Boulder

April 6 FREE Backyard Spring Compost Workshop, Boulder

April 8 FREE Backyard Spring Compost Workshop, Boulder

April 10 Spring Lawn Care, Windsor
  
April 12 Sustainability Skills Workshop: Basics of Colorado Gardening, Boulder

April 13 Vegetable Varieties and Tips for the Front Range, Brighton

April 14 Sustainable Lifestyle Expo, Broomfield

April 25 FREE Backyard Compost Workshop, Louisville

April 28 FREE Rose Pruning Workshop and Demonstration, Golden 

April 29 FREE Backyard Compost Workshop, Lyons

May 5 beginning Denver Urban Gardens Learn to Compost Workshops, Denver

May 6 FREE Spring Backyard Compost Workshop, Erie
 
May 8 Meet the Invasives, Windsor 

May 11 Growing Small Fruits on the Front Range, Brighton

June 12 Pollinators, Windsor

June 14 Native Plants for Birds, Littleton

July 10 Fall Vegetables, Windsor
  
August 14 Cut Flowers, Windsor

September 8 Discover! Grasses of South Platte, Littleton

September 11 Food Preservation, Windsor

October 9 Pumpkin Succulents, Windsor

November 13 Tough Plants, Windsor
  
December 11 Seed Starting, Windsor


GARDEN TOURS
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 - Many Offer Classes, Seminars and Special Gardening Events:
 
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
Yampa River Botanic Gardens Steamboat Springs


PLANT SOCIETIES AND GARDEN RELATED GROUPS:

 
American Conifer Society Western Region

Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society
Colorado Beekeepers
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


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