Classes & Events
Classes are free, and do not require registration unless otherwise
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
and beauty to your home landscape.
Presenter: David Dickey,
J. Frank Schmidt & Son
Saturday, April 8, 1:00–2:30 pm
fundamentals of gardening on the dry side. Discover beautiful
durable plants that thrive in our high and dry region. David will have
copies of Xeriscape Colorado: The Complete Guide available for sale and
Presenter: David Winger, Co-author, Xeriscape Colorado: The
Dig into Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, April 8, 3:00–4:30 pm
class for beginners and experienced gardeners. Examine vegetable
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,
Tips and techniques for growing raspberries,
blackberries, strawberries and blueberries
in Colorado. Learn about site
requirements, pruning, trellising, fertilizing and variety
from a local professional and avid home gardener.
Utley, CSU Extension
Plant Smart with Plant Select® for Colorado
Sunday, April 9,
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
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.
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,
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
Girlfriends Night Out is the opportunity to enjoy the excitement
spring at Echter's in a special evening to support Hope House of
Refresh your garden, home and closet at our popular
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).
Proceeds of the ticket sales benefit Hope House of
Colorado, a nonprofit
Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance,
303.424.7979 to purchase your tickets today!
organization dedicated to
empowering teenage moms to achieve
personal & economic
self-sufficiency for themselves and their children.
Save 20% off Echter's regularly-priced plants and products when
you shop during the event!
for information & opportunities to support their clients.
5340 Coffee & Events
Alita Marie Designs
Arvada Dental Excellence
Big Kahuna BBQ
Botanical Interest Seed Co.
Cookies in a Basket
Crazy Woman Glass
Eco Mark Solar
Eli Ashby Healing Arts
Evolve Jewelry Design
High Strung Jewelry
La Patisserie Francaise
Lucy Belle Make Shop
Mauve Desert Gallery
Originals by Monique
Rocky Mountain Rice
Sally & Jude Designs
Table Mountain Travel
The Honey People
Water Tiger Enterprises LLC
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
Container gardening is more fun than ever!
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
Hanging Basket Demonstration
Saturday, April 15,3:00–4:30 pm
Observe and learn as our specialists demonstrate how to plant hanging
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,
Isaacson, Echter’s Container Designer
Vegetable Gardening 101
Saturday, April 22, 10–11:30 am
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
this season! Presenter: Chris Doolittle, Echter’s Annuals
Meet the Rosarians
Meet Rosarians from the Denver Rose Society
Saturday, 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.