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Bonfils Stanton Lecture Series - 2014

2014 BONFILS-STANTON LECTURE SERIES

Celebration of the Seasons: An Unexpected Performance

 

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”

— Charles Dickens

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens' mission of connecting people with plants, this year's series is designed to take you along with us through nature’s seasons as we observe and appreciate the aesthetic and edible bounties that nature is able to provide for us within a year’s time.

 

Join us for interactive and interesting lectures that feature a variety of speakers sure to open your eyes and your hearts to the rich variety of each season’s unique offerings. Starting with spring and moving through winter, topics will include the allure and application of plant foliage varieties to spice up your landscape, using your garden’s bounty to fill your pantry with culinary delights sure to impress everyone at your table, and successfully extending your growing season with tips from one of gardening’s beloved experts.

 

This Series includes all 4 lectures in the 2014 Bonfils Stanton Lecture Series, which also includes all pre lecture tastings. (does not include tours or workshop)

 

$50 member, $70 non-member

 

Colorado Foodways: A Celebration of our Food History

 

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield provides the perfect setting to celebrate our state’s foodways – the intersection of food in culture, traditions, and history.

 

Sample traditional Coloradan food and recipes and sip on some locally crafted drinks while listening to a live band - The High Plains Honky. Take tours of the historic Hildebrand Ranch House, which is on the historic registry. Stroll the fields of organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers with our Community Supported Agriculture farm staff. All while watching the sun set over the foothills!

 

Light dinner and drinks included with registration.

 

$39 members, $42 non members

 

 

 

Tour - Edibles in the Gardens

 

Join Ebi Kondo, curator of the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens, for a pre-lecture tour of the popular Le Potager Garden – touring this collection of edibles will be sure to be inspiring both admiration and envy. This European inspired formal kitchen garden is a wonderful example of balancing aesthetics and functionality.

 

$12, $10 members

 

Tour - Winter Harvests and Gardens

 

 

Senior Horticulturist Angie Andrade Foster will lead a pre-lecture tour around the Gardens to see how we creatively provide interest in our collections through the slower and colder months.

 

$12, $10 members

 

 

Workshop - Building your own Greenhouse

With Eliot Coleman

 

Coleman will detail the best ways he has found to build a greenhouse. This workshop will be a virtual tour of Coleman’s techniques and will give the basics on how to build a 14’ x 16’ greenhouse system from scratch.

 

$39, $34 members

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