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Understanding Front Range Soils

Rocky Mountain Gardening Required Course Group I

Soil is the bottom line in starting your garden successfully, and the properties of Front Range soils present unique challenges. By learning some simple physical and chemical properties of soil, including parent material and its formation, you can gain a better understanding of how plants grow in it and what to consider in plant selection and landscape design.

Class will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a 1/2 hour lunch break; please bring a sack lunch.


$85 member, $92 non-member.


Instructor: Jean Reeder



Winter Gift Market Sneak Peak

Kick off the holiday season at the Gardens! Be the first to enjoy the 50+ specialty vendors at the Gardens Winter Gift Market (Formally Holiday Sale Preview Party) on Thursday, November 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Each participant (over 21 years old) will have the opportunity to enjoy appetizers, beverages and desserts while you shop!

Limited number of tickets sold. Last entry is 7:30 p.m.


This Event is 21 years or older.


Event is snow, rain or shine! No refunds will be given.



Workshop - John Fielder Photography Workshop (Chatfield location)


This is your opportunity to learn about landscape photography directly from John Fielder. Find out how he creates award-winning images and gain a deeper understanding of the visual aspects of nature. The workshop includes a slide show lecture, discussion on the most important tools you need and four hours out in the fields of Chatfield with Fielder. Appropriate for all levels of photographers, beginner to advanced.

In a comprehensive three-hour slide show lecture, learn how to improve compositions and get an insider’s look at professional techniques, including which bells and buttons you only need to use on your camera. John discusses the most important tools used in post-processing programs such as Photoshop and Lightroom. Spend four hours up to sunset, photographing in a few of John’s favorite locations in and around the Chatfield corridor. He can show you compositions in his LCD screen and critique yours.


WORKSHOP - Smart Greenhouses: Sustainable Design

*This program was previously scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2015 but has been moved.


Learn the basic principles of designing a smart greenhouse for any elevation and foil the challenges of Colorado’s climate with greenhouse gurus Penn and Cord Parmenter. Learn how to tap into nature for a year round greenhouse that will perform better than your wildest dreams – without using fossil fuel.

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*Tickets will arrive by email as an attachment.

-Tickets are valid any day during regular admission hours

-Tickets are not valid for Blossoms Of Light or other specially ticketed events.

-Tickets are non-refundable.



Winter Hours

Sept. 30 - May 9th

Every day: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Summer Hours

May 10th - Sept. 30th

Every day: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Ground close at 9 p.m.)


Denver Botanic Gardens occasionally closes early for special events. A list of earrly closure dates can be found by following this link http://www.botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/neighbors-and-visitors


Denver Botanic Gardens reserves the right to change terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.















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