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Classes are free, and do not require registration unless otherwise noted.


Open House Classes & Girlfriends Night Out

Trees & Shrubs for Colorado Gardens
Saturday, April 8, 9:30–11:00 am
Trees and shrubs are the backbone of the garden. Discover the diversity
and interesting new varieties as well as the tried and true that add value
and beauty to your home landscape.
Presenter: David Dickey, J. Frank Schmidt & Son

Xeriscape Gardening
Saturday, April 8, 1:00–2:30 pm
Learn the fundamentals of gardening on the dry side. Discover beautiful
and durable plants that thrive in our high and dry region. David will have
copies of Xeriscape Colorado: The Complete Guide available for sale and signing.
Presenter: David Winger, Co-author, Xeriscape Colorado: The Complete Guide

Dig into Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, April 8, 3:00–4:30 pm
A class for beginners and experienced gardeners. Examine vegetable gardening
from the ground up, including traditional ground beds, raised beds and containers.
Cultural practices will be the focus of the talk with plenty of time for questions.
Presenter: Keith Funk, Co-host, Ask the Garden Pros on Cruisin’ 1430

The Berry Basket: Small Fruits for the Garden
Sunday, April 9, 1:00–2:30 pm
Tips and techniques for growing raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries
in Colorado. Learn about site requirements, pruning, trellising, fertilizing and variety
selection from a local professional and avid home gardener.
Presenter: Curtis Utley, CSU Extension

Plant Smart with Plant Select® for Colorado
Sunday, April 9, 3:00–4:30 pm
Plant Select® is celebrating 20 years of plant introductions for the region.
Discover some of the best trees, shrubs and perennials that are hardy and
water-wise, as well as resistant to pests and diseases.
Presenter: Harriett McMillan, Echter’s Horticulture Specialist

Pond in a Pot

Monday, April 10, 6:00–7:00 pm
If you want a pond, but don’t have the space, pots are the answer.
Create an aquatic garden in a container. It’s easy, creative and fun!
Presenter: Robert Lamm, Echter’s Retail Sales

Ornamental Grass: Waves in the Wind

Tuesday, April 11, 6:00–7:00 pm
Everything you need to know about these beautiful plants.
Learn about the different varieties and how to keep them looking their best.
Presenter: Gay Bechir, Echter’s Perennial Specialist

Weeds: The Uninvited Guests at Your Garden Party
Wednesday, April 12, 6:00–7:00 pm
Eliminating weeds in your garden can be a challenge.
Learn about these unwelcome visitors and how to control them.
Presenter: Harriett McMillan, Echter’s Horticulture Specialist

  Mark your calendar for our Spring Girlfriends Night Out: A Party with a Purpose!
Join us for a night of fun on Thursday, April 13 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 Our Girlfriends Night Out is the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of
spring at Echter's in a special evening to support Hope House of Colorado.

Refresh your garden, home and closet at our popular fundraising event!
Representatives from local businesses will offer wine and food samplings while you browse
beautiful jewelry, clothing and accessories, luxurious body care, travel opportunities and more! 

 Tickets are $20 and include 2 drinks (wine or beer).
Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance,
please call 303.424.7979 to purchase your tickets today!

Proceeds of the ticket sales benefit Hope House of Colorado, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to empowering teenage moms to achieve
personal & economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their children.
Visit for information & opportunities to support their clients.

Save 20% off Echter's regularly-priced plants and products when you shop during the event!

Participating vendors:

5340 Coffee & Events

Alita Marie Designs
Arvada Dental Excellence


Big Kahuna BBQ
Botanical Interest Seed Co.

Carly's Boutique
Center Greenhouse

Cookies in a Basket
Crazy Woman Glass
Eco Mark Solar

Eli Ashby Healing Arts
Enjoy Biscotti 

Enstrom Candies
Evergreen Enterprises

Evolve Jewelry Design
Hardy Boy

High Strung Jewelry
Kokopelli Beer Company

La Patisserie Francaise
Lucy Belle Make Shop

Mary Kay
Mauve Desert Gallery
Mulberry Miniatures
One Coast
Originals by Monique
Our Daily Bread

Pampered Chef
Pet Club

Primo Vino

Rocky Mountain Rice
Sally & Jude Designs

Table Mountain Travel

Tastefully Simple

The Honey People
Transamerican Financial

Visiting Angels

Water Tiger Enterprises LLC
Welby Gardens
Wisdom Within

Your Inspiration at Home


Beautiful Plants, Classy Containers
Saturday, April 15, 9:30–11:00 am
Create magic this spring. Design stunning containers with confidence.
Discover what’s new for this season: color, texture, thrillers and spillers.
Container gardening is more fun than ever!
Presenter: Susan Stauber, Ball Flora Plants

A Rose, is a Rose, is a Rose
Saturday, April 15, 1:00–2:30 pm
Roses are popular as ever. Join our experienced rosarian to discover new
varieties and learn the basics of caring for roses in your landscape.
Presenter: Peggy Williams, Consulting Rosarian, Denver Rose Society

Hanging Basket Demonstration
Saturday, April 15,3:00–4:30 pm
Observe and learn as our specialists demonstrate how to plant hanging baskets.
Discover the techniques that result in a beautiful finished product. Learn how
to care for your hanging baskets through the season.
Presenter: Chris Doolittle, Echter’s Annuals Manager,
               and Barb Isaacson, Echter’s Container Designer


Vegetable Gardening 101
Saturday, April 22, 10–11:30 am
If you are new to gardening and want to get started, this is the class for you.
Chris will cover all the details to get you off and growing for a great harvest
this season! Presenter: Chris Doolittle, Echter’s Annuals Manager




Meet the Rosarians
Meet Rosarians from the Denver Rose Society on
May 5 and Sunday, May 6 from 9 am until 5 pm.
They will be available to answer questions and assist
in selection of beautiful roses for your garden.


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