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Bumblebee Jamboree

Sing along and dance to original and traditional songs, express yourself, laugh and play. This family-friendly indoor concert is fun for all. Enjoy this interactive experience with children ages 0 12 and their parents. Children can dress as their favorite pollinator such as a bird, bee or butterfly.

 

June 18 - Steve Weeks

Colorado Springs-based musician, performs with both a sense of humor and a goal to not only entertain, but educate his young audience. His acoustic-based songs are layered with unusual percussion sounds including pans and tinker toys. The musical styles vary from reggae to bluegrass to folk-hop and the heart of each song is an outlandish story or touching tale.

Lavender Festival - Botanical Lavender Soap Making

 

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

This class takes place during Lavender Festival

Classes sell out quickly. Walk-ins will be accepted only if class is not sold out.

 

Interested in learning how to make your own natural hand-poured soap with gentle natural ingredients like coconut oil, honey, fresh citrus, lavender, olive oil, and shea butter? Herbalist Kim Cherie will walk you through it step by step as she demonstrates a fresh lavender batch of cold processed soap. Each student will take home a bar of soap and their own bag of lavender from K. CHERIE- Kim Cherie's herb farm.

 

Price: $53, $48 member

Instructor: Kim Cherie, owner of K. CHERIE Botanical Spa Retreat

 

 

Lavender Festival - Chatfield Farms Gardens and Historical Tour

 

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

This class takes place during Lavender Festival

 

Come and see the newly renovated gardens and learn about the history of Chatfield Farms. Our property has a rich history of pioneering and farming in Colorado that started long before Denver Botanic Gardens managed the land. Tours begin in the Colorado Native Plant Garden, continuing through Hildebrand Ranch, the Prairie Garden, the new Riparian Demonstration Garden and conclude in the Lavender Garden.

The one-hour tour is led by two Chatfield Farms horticulturists who share history, garden details and answer questions along the way.

Dress appropriately for walking and sun exposure. Please meet in front of the Hildebrand Ranch house.

This tour is free, but will be capped at 25 participants. It will display sold out here if it fills before the time of the event.

 

Lavender Festival - Cooking With Lavender

 

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

This class takes place during Lavender Festival.

 

Learn how to use this aromatic herb in everything from desserts to cocktails, infused salts and sugars, vinegars and sauces. Discover how to keep your dishes from tasting like a bowl of potpourri. Take home a sample of Herbes de Provence seasoning blend to get you started and snack on some delicious lavender shortbread cookies and lavender lemonade while we explore the culinary uses of this lovely plant. Recipes included.

 

Price: $35, $30 member

 

Instructor: Susan Evans

 

Lavender Festival - DIY Lavender Skincare

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

This class takes place during Lavender Festival

Classes sell out quickly. Walk-ins will be accepted only if class is not sold out.

 

Herbalist Kim Cherie will inspire you with glorious fresh lavender infused oils and butters to create your own homemade lavender creations. Class participants will learn to make your own luscious lavender body products, and lavender-infused toner. Students will take home a jar of fresh made lavender face cream, lavender toner, bag of lavender from Kim Cherie's herb farm, and some great ideas for making your own lavender products at home.

 

Price: $53, $48 member

Instructor: Kim Cherie, owner of K. CHERIE Botanical Spa Retreat

 

 

Lavender Festival - Farm Tour

 

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

This class takes place during Lavender Festival

 

Take a closer look at food production at Chatfield Farms. We will explore the Market Garden and discuss small scale farming at a public garden. The tour will also cover the historical ranch area, the herb garden, cutting garden and farm animals.

Special Instructions: This is a 45 minute walking tour around the Hildebrand Ranch. Please bring water, sunscreen, bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. Meet in front of the Hildebrand Ranch house.

 

This tour is free, but will be capped at 25 participants. It will display sold out here if it fills before the time of the event.

 

Lavender Festival - Growing Lavender in Your Landscape

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

This class takes place during Lavender Festival

Classes sell out quickly. Walk-ins will be accepted only if class is not sold out.

In this class, students will learn all about growing lavender in your garden. This class will explore the different attributes of the different species and cultivars that we can grow in the Rocky Mountains and high desert. We will explore how to maintain your plant to encourage long life, review watering, and pruning and growing requirements. Learn how to incorporate lavender in a xeriscape garden and which plants compliment lavender. Each student will go home with their own lavender plant, hand sickle, and growing guide.

 

Price: $35, $30 member

Instructor: Paola Legarre

Owner of Sage Creations Organic Farm, Paola Legarre has worked in organic farming and marketing for the last 25 years. In looking to continue Paola’s commitment to organic farming and raising her family in Colorado’s clean air and wholesome way of life, her and her family moved to Palisade in 2005.

Paola’s first lavender planting was in 2006. As her lavender fields grew, she extended her product line to include certified organic essential oil, bath and body products, and lavender plant starts. Sage Creations currently has 5 acres in lavender production and grows 3 species and 50 different cultivars of lavender. Paola manages the farm and maintains lavender fields, medicinal herb crops, heirloom vegetables and a cherry orchard by using sustainable farming practices; nourishing soil life, not using herbicides or synthetic fertilizers and encouraging the beneficial insects through diversified plant hedge rows, companion planting and insect releases.

 

Lavender Festival - Lavender and the Language of Flowers

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

This class takes place during Lavender Festival

Classes sell out quickly. Walk-ins will be accepted only if class is not sold out.

During the Victorian era, flowers were used to convey all sorts of messages from the sender to the recipient. Messages could range from “Your presence revives me” to “I mistrust you.” In this interactive class, we will learn about the symbolic meaning of a selected bouquet including lavender and many other garden celebrities. We will also discuss the medicinal benefits of the teas, essential oils, and essences of these flowers as we taste and smell them. Everyone will make a tea blend of their choosing to take home.

 

Price: $34, $29 member

 

Instructor: Dani Otteson is an herbalist who offers courses, herb walks, and study tools for budding plant folk. Her passions for botany, language, and history provide a unique perspective in medicinal plant education. She also edits a quarterly zine entitled Aceae: Á Family Of Plant Tales in which plant folk are invited to share their stories. You can find her class offerings and more online at milkweedherbarium.com, or on Instagram @milkweedherbarium

Marian Kellogg is beholden to the natural world. She is fascinated by the connection between people and plants and is a lifelong student of her surroundings. Marian is a community herbalist in Denver. She is passionate gardening, consulting and teaching. You can find her on instagram @shebecametrees

Dani and Marian met while studying herbal medicine in Denver and have been best friends and herbal partners in crime ever since.

 

Lavender Festival - Morning Hatha Yoga

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

This class takes place during Lavender Festival.

Classes sell out quickly. Walk-ins will be accepted only if class is not sold out.

Come find your flow amongst the flowers! In this slower yoga practice, you will be encouraged to move mindfully on your mat. As an all-levels flow, you can expect appropriate opportunities to explore strength and balance while connecting to your breath.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and situate. You will want to bring a mat to practice on and any additional props that you might desire as we won’t have any to offer.

 

Price: $10, $8 member

Instructor: Meredith Saver

Lavender Luncheon and Crafting at Chatfield Farms

 

* This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms at C-470 and Wadsworth *

 

Class takes place on the rustic and historic Hildebrand Ranch property of Chatfield Farms where participants are surrounded the beautiful CSA fields, the cut flower garden, herb garden, chickens, goats and resident pigs. The outdoor kitchen at Chatfield Farms makes for the perfect summer class location!

 

Spend a morning learning and crafting with this delightful herb and end with a scrumptious lavender themed lunch. Discover the many health and wellness properties of this easy to grow plant. We’ll make and take home samples of Herbes de Provence seasoning blend, soothing lavender/calendula lip balm, conditioning herbal hair rinse, fragrant lavender sachets to scent drawers or to use in the dryer, and a refreshing facial toner. Recipes, luncheon and take home samples included.

 

Price: $60, $55, $29 materials fee included

 

Instructor: Susan Evans

 

 

Lecture - AMERICAN BEAUTY: The Slow Flowers Story

The American landscape is undergoing a floral renaissance— in rural, agricultural areas and in urban postage-stamp-sized parcels. There is a heightened interest in local and seasonal flowers as an economic opportunity for farmers and florists alike, fueled by the Slow Flowers movement. Debra Prinzing, a leader of the movement, shares an update and a forecast—where we've come from and where we are headed—as she talks about people, places, fields, greenhouses and gardens; ideas and innovations; and the progressive momentum that's changing our relationship with flowers.

Instructor: Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American Grown Flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases.

 

Debra is the producer of SlowFlowers.com, the online directory to American grown farms, florists, shops and studios who supply domestic and local flowers. Each Wednesday, approximately 2,500 listeners tune into Debra's "Slow Flowers Podcast," available for free downloads at her website, debraprinzing.com, or on iTunes and via other podcast services.

 

She is the creator of American Flowers Week, launched during the July 4th week in 2015 with more than 5.0 million social media impressions in 2017. Debra is a Florists' Review Contributing Editor for which produces the "Slow Flowers Journal" section.

 

In 2016, the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, a farm-to-florist cooperative, honored Debra with the first Growers Choice Award for her "outstanding contributions to revitalizing the local floral community." She is a 2016 inductee to the Garden Writers Association Hall of Fame and the author of 10 books, including “Slow Flowers” and “The 50 Mile Bouquet.”

 

All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

6:00 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

6:30 p.m. Program and lecture

8 p.m. Book signing by author

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no identification required.

 

Great art picks up where nature ends. ~Marc Chagall

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens’ mission, of connecting people with plants, we are excited to bring you a series designed to push the boundaries of horticulture practices and redefine your understanding of art and gardens. We hope to spark your creativity, and broaden your scope in the understanding of gardens as art.

 

Throughout the 2018 series, we explore the opportunity to disconnect from reality and surround ourselves with artful gardening. We aim to find the edge of art and gardens, test the new and the bold, and seek peace through nature and art. Take a break from the real world and get lost in the captivating experience of trying something new. From Art on the Edge of Life and Death with bonsai expert Bjorn Bjorholm to Indigo Dyeing with plants and tours of our very own dye garden we look to spark interest and engage audiences. Other topics include the new Art of Blueberries on the Front Range, Herbal Love potions, Carnivorous Plant Terrariums and the Japanese Art of Kokedama. The 2018 Series consists of a series of lectures, hands-on workshops and tours to further your experience. Visit the Gardens’ Bonfils-Stanton Series webpage at botanicgardens.org/bonfils-stanton for more information.

 

Lecture - Bonsai - Art on the Edge of Life and Death

Bonsai has long been popular with plant people and artists alike. Immerse yourself in the art of combining both living and dead plant parts in a unique display. Instructor Bjorn Bjorholm uses ancient deadwood from the Rocky Mountains and native Rocky Mountain living plant material to create a unique bonsai composition that speaks to the struggles of plants in harsh environments and the art that can spring from death in the face of these environmental factors.

 

Bjorn L Bjorholm is the owner of Eisei-en Bonsai Garden in Nashville, TN. He’s a bonsai artist and instructor who spent six years as an apprentice under Master Keiichi Fujikawa at Kouka-en bonsai nursery in Osaka, Japan before receiving certification as a bonsai professional by the Nippon Bonsai Association. His tenure as an apprentice at Kouka-en was followed by three years as artist-in-residence at the same location, making him the first and only foreign-born working bonsai professional in Japan. During his time in Japan, Bjorn's works were featured in the Kokufu-ten, Sakufu-ten and Taikan-ten exhibitions, among many others.

 

In addition to his work in Japan, Bjorn travels the world teaching bonsai art and providing services to private clients and international organizations. He operates intensive bonsai schools with affiliate nurseries in Spain and the United States, while also working with international bonsai organizations.

 

All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

6:00 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

6:30 p.m. Program and lecture

8 p.m. Book signing by author

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no identification required.

 

Great art picks up where nature ends. ~Marc Chagall

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens’ mission, of connecting people with plants, we are excited to bring you a series designed to push the boundaries of horticulture practices and redefine your understanding of art and gardens. We hope to spark your creativity, and broaden your scope in the understanding of gardens as art.

 

Throughout the 2018 series, we explore the opportunity to disconnect from reality and surround ourselves with artful gardening. We aim to find the edge of art and gardens, test the new and the bold, and seek peace through nature and art. Take a break from the real world and get lost in the captivating experience of trying something new. From Art on the Edge of Life and Death with bonsai expert Bjorn Bjorholm to Indigo Dyeing with plants and tours of our very own dye garden we look to spark interest and engage audiences. Other topics include the new Art of Blueberries on the Front Range, Herbal Love potions, Carnivorous Plant Terrariums and the Japanese Art of Kokedama. The 2018 Series consists of a series of lectures, hands-on workshops and tours to further your experience. Visit the Gardens’ Bonfils-Stanton Series webpage at botanicgardens.org/bonfils-stanton for more information.

 

 

Lecture - Midcentury Garden Design for the Modern Home

In her recently published book, “Midcentury Modern Landscape,” author Ethne Clarke offers a fresh guide for those seeking bold approaches to redefine their outdoor space or wishing to learn more about the history of midcentury modern aesthetics. During this lecture, she explores the origins of residential midcentury modern garden design for the home, revealing how designers blurred the divisions between indoors and outdoors, thus creating gardens that were for living, a style that went on to inspire contemporary gardens around the world.

 

Ethne Clarke is an award-winning journalist, former garden editor of Traditional Home and contributing editor for House & Garden. Well-known as the author of a number of best-selling books on practical gardening, design and landscape history, she holds a Master of Philosophy from the faculty of Fine Art, De Montfort University, England. Her research has involved a close study of architectural history between the Arts and Crafts period and early Modernism, and this has been a guiding influence on the renovation of her house and garden in Colorado Springs—a small midcentury modern ranch built in 1958.

 

All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

6:30 p.m. Program and lecture

8 p.m. Book signing by author

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no identification required.

 

Great art picks up where nature ends. ~Marc Chagall

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens’ mission, of connecting people with plants, we are excited to bring you a series designed to push the boundaries of horticulture practices and redefine your understanding of art and gardens. We hope to spark your creativity, and broaden your scope in the understanding of gardens as art.

 

Throughout the 2018 series, we explore the opportunity to disconnect from reality and surround ourselves with artful gardening. We aim to find the edge of art and gardens, test the new and the bold, and seek peace through nature and art. Take a break from the real world and get lost in the captivating experience of trying something new. From Art on the Edge of Life and Death with bonsai expert Bjorn Bjorholm to Indigo Dyeing with plants and tours of our very own dye garden we look to spark interest and engage audiences. Other topics include the new Art of Blueberries on the Front Range, Herbal Love potions, Carnivorous Plant Terrariums and the Japanese Art of Kokedama. The 2018 Series consists of a series of lectures, hands-on workshops and tours to further your experience. Visit the Gardens’ Bonfils-Stanton Series webpage at botanicgardens.org/bonfils-stanton for more information.

 

 

Morning Hatha Yoga at Chatfield Farms

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

Come find your flow amongst the flowers! Morning Hatha Yoga is an all-levels practice, open to everyone! Come unwind through gentle movement, stretching, pranayama and guided meditation. This class holds space to allow the student to gain strength and flexibility at their own pace with an emphasis on safety and alignment.

Price: $12, $10 members

Instructor: Meredith Saver. What began as a physical journey for Meredith quickly grew into a mental and emotional one, too. Her yoga mat has always held space for her to ãome home in her body and in her heart. In this this often-challenging and ever-changing life, yoga serves as her ärishti- her external point of focus that draws awareness inward. In 2015 Meredith completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica with Don and Amba Stapleton. While she is drawn to many forms of yoga, Meredith³ Hatha vinyasa classes are a well-rounded, playful and intelligent blend of movement and meditation. As a teacher it is always her aim to create a safe learning environment so that anyone can show up to step on their mat and find their slice of ãoming home.

Special Instructions: Please bring a mat and/or towel and a water bottle. Walk-ins are welcome for members or non-members! Please bring cash if possible but credit cards and checks are also acceptable. Class is held outdoors - please dress appropriately for weather.

 

Summertime Tea in the Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Tea Room present a beautiful morning of tea tasting and education.

Margo Seymour, pastry chef, tea sommelier, and owner of The Denver Tea Room, will present a traditional British afternoon tea service with a nod to the various cultures that also enjoy the practice of taking tea. Guests will sample sandwiches from England, desserts from France and Scotland, and teas from Sri Lanka. Join us in the solarium, with fine china and linens, to learn about the tea process, the difference between “high tea” and “low tea,” as well as the many ways tea is served around the world.

Price: $42, $38 members, includes $10 for food and tea tastings

Instructor: Margo Seymour

 

 

Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert

The Denver Botanic Gardens will be hosting its annual Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert to help you relax and get away from all of the holiday stress. Tibetan singing bowls are musical instruments that have been used for thousands of years to promote healing. Bring your yoga mat, a blanket, and your cluttered mind for a relaxing night of sound healing.

 

Denver yoga instructor and sound healer Chris Anne Coviello and her husband Jason Coviello will be performing together in this warming winter concert. The concert will begin with Jason playing his Hang Drum, which is a very rare steel drum that some say sounds like a stringed instrument. Jason’s Hang Drum is tuned to notes that vibrationally correspond to the heart chakra. When you hear this drum, you will be taken on a heart-opening journey.

 

Jason and Chris Anne will then begin playing the Tibetan singing bowls, which are tuned to musical notes that correspond to the different chakras of the body – restoring your balance of energy. Since the body is made up of mostly water, the vibrational effect of the Tibetan singing bowls feels like a full body cellular massage.

 

So come, relax, close your eyes, and drift into a state of calm. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or blanket so that you may lie down. As your chakras re-align, breathe peace and enter the profound state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

 

Price: $18, $15 members

Special Instructions: No children under twelve years of age are permitted in this program. Talking, cell phones, and other distractions are not permitted.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Summertime Concert

The Denver Botanic Gardens will be hosting its semi-annual Tibetan Bowls Concert to celebrate the Summer Season. Come for the concert in Mitchell Hall and then plan to have a picnic dinner and sunset stroll through the gardens after the concert, admission to the gardens is included in ticket price.

 

Denver Yoga instructors and sounds healer Chris Anne Coviello and Jason Coviello will be performing together to bring you this summer treat. The concert will begin with Jason playing his Hang Drum which is a very rare steel drum that is made by only two people in the world. Some say it sounds like a stringed instrument. Jason’s Hang Drum is tuned to the note that vibrationally corresponds to the heart chakra and when he plays the drum, he takes you on a heart-opening journey.

Jason and Chris Anne will then begin playing the singing bowls which are tuned to all the different musical notes that correspond to the different chakras, so they will balance the energy in the body. And since we are made up of mostly water, the vibrational effect will be a full body cellular massage.

Tibetan Singing bowls which have been used for thousands of years as instruments of healing.

So come and Relax and close your eyes and drift into an altered state which facilitates the body to heal. Make sure you wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat or blanket so that you may lie down and let the bells carry away with them all that no longer serves you. As your chakra's re-align, breathe peace and enter the profound state of physical-mental and emotional well-being. Leave as if you were 10lbs lighter, because that is exactly what will happen as the pounds of stress, anxiety and fear melt from your

system.

 

Price: $18, $15 members

Special Instructions: No children permitted in this program as it is a very quiet concert and any noise is distracting to other participants

Treat Yourself Tuesdays - Holiday From Days Long Past - At Cherokee Ranch and Castle

 

Cherokee Ranch and Castle welcomes you to a delightful holiday celebration! Tour the castle in all its holiday splendor explore traditions from years long ago. Create a decoration for your home and sample old European fare while listening to festive music.

Price: $55, $50 members, includes all materials

Instructor: Jeannine Colley

Location:

Cherokee Ranch and Castle

6113 N Daniels Park RD

Sedalia, CO 80135

 

Vinyasa Yoga with Singing Bowls

Vinyasa Yoga with Singing Bowls

Join yoga instructor Blake Burger and singing bowls master Emma Kellher for a grounding and powerful Vinyasa Yoga class. This class begins with meditation then transitions to a slow and steady Vinyasa flow and ends with a long savasana to soak in the beautiful vibrations of the Singing Bowls.

Instructors: Blake Burger and Emma Kellher

Price: $18, $15 member

Special Instructions: Please bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga props to enhance your practice.

Vinyasa, Violins and Vino

Yoga with a twist. Enjoy vinyasa yoga, live violin music and a picnic! Relax in nature as Blake Burger, certified instructor and Gardens’ horticulturist, leads an hour-long class in the Gardens. Conclude the evening with a bring your own picnic and music performance. BYOB wine and beer is permitted.

 

Instructor: DBG's own horticulturalist and yoga instructor Blake Burger

Musician: Brittany Erickson is a classical violinist living in Denver, Colorado. She has performed chamber music and orchestral works across the country including with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The Curtis Institute, and the Harvard University Orchestra. By day, Brittany is an educator who supports school districts to design innovative new schools, and in her spare time, she can be found enjoying the Colorado mountains or tending her vegetable garden with her partner, John.

Price: $18 general public

Special Instructions: Please bring your own yoga mat, water, picnic and a beverage or adult beverage of your choosing. Please be sure to bring valid ID if consuming alcohol.

This is a rain or shine event, both the yoga class and picnic will be held under the clear tent and lights of the amphitheater. Class will begin promptly at 6:30pm, so please arrive early enough to get settled in.

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