November is upon us, a favorite time of the year for us here at The Gardens. It is a time to rest, spend time with family and friends, and reflect on the gifts of the garden. Many changes have been bestowed on The Gardens this year, yet one thing remains. It is your support of us – for our growth and continued success. We remain ever grateful for you as an important part of the community we are building at The Gardens. From our family to yours, we wish each of you a bountiful Thanksgiving holiday this year filled with peace, joy and love. ~ the Gardens Staff and the Friends Board of Directors
Introduction to Soap Making
Grandma had the right idea when it came to soap making. She used quality products free from artificial dyes and fragrances. Learn how to create your own soap at home. Each student will receive a bar of coconut oil soap following the curing process. Instructor: Connie Meyer, Urban Overalls Date: Saturday, November 10; 10 a.m.-noon; $30
Happy Houseplants: Care, Culture, Choices
Houseplants are a great way to bring a little green into your life and place of work. Alison will delve into the culture and care of houseplants, even if you have a less-than-green thumb. Caring for houseplants might be easier than you think! Instructor: Alison O’Connor, Ph.D, Colorado State University Extension in Larimer County Date: Saturday, November 10; 1-3 p.m.; $18
Back by popular demand, The Gardens is offering our annual mini pumpkin succulent centerpieces class with a special twist! This year, you also have an option to make pinecone succulent ornaments. You can choose to do just one or both. Examples, instructions, assistance and materials provided. Instructor: Nancy Frank Date: Saturday, November 17; 10 a.m.- Noon or 1-3 p.m. $30
Garden of Lights coming soon!
Get ready! This year’s spectacle will run December 1 – January 1 from 5-9 p.m. every evening, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day. Bring your family and friends! Cost is a suggested donation of $5 per adult; $2 per child. Photo courtesy Ken Rager.
Holiday Plant & Gift Sale
Beginning in mid-November, our Holiday Plants & Gift Sale will offer beautiful fresh botanics to deck your home for the upcoming winter season. Lovingly grown in our Greenhouse, poinsettias, amaryllis, Christmas cactus, and cyclamen will be available for purchase. In addition, our Visitor’s Center Gift Shop will be stocked full of unique botanically inspired holiday decor and gifts for your friends and family. All reasonably priced and unique to The Gardens, you will find just what you need. The Sale will be ongoing until our plants are sold out. Hours of the sale are Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; Saturday, 9 am-4 pm & 5-9 pm (during Garden of Lights only), and Sunday 5-9 pm (during Garden of Lights only).
Give the Gift of Gardens
Membership to the Gardens on Spring Creek gives friends & family year-round free admission to our inspiring, always changing gardens, reciprocal free entrance to other public gardens across the United States including Denver Botanic Garden, members-only events, early shopping at Spring Plant Sale, along with class and gift shop discounts. Individual Memberships are $35 per year, while Family Memberships are $60 annually. Other levels of membership are available to suit your specific needs.
Read & Seed
Join us this month for garden story time plus a hands-on nature inspired activity. Specifically designed to connect young learners to their natural world and promotes the development of school readiness skills. This is a parent/caregiver participation class. Every Monday and Tuesday, 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m. Cost is $3 per child. Please drop-in, as registration is not required. Class is not discountable.
Nov. 12-13: Pumpkin Tarts; Too Many Pumpkins by Linda Arms White
Nov. 19-20: Happy Thanksgiving! No Class this week.
Nov. 26-27: Garden Sorting Boxes; Sort it Out! by Barbara Mariconda
Did you like what you just read?
Show your support by donating $1 per month to North Forty News. This simple gesture will help us hire more journalists.
FORT COLLINS – NOVEMBER 27, 2017 – The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, is transformed into a glittering Garden of Lights each evening beginning this FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 through JANUARY 7 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Illuminate your […]
Local welders design and create newest addition to the botanical light show FORT COLLINS –The Hollyhocks, a trio of upright flowering stalks sparkling in pink and green LED lights and standing nearly ten feet, highlight […]
By Korrie Johnston Adult Classes Beekeeping for Beginners: Learn basics of beekeeping with the resources needed to provide excellent care for your hive. Instructor: Dr. Tom Cavanagh, Gardens on Spring Creek Beekeeper Saturday, March 17; 10 a.m.-Noon; $18 […]