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Our spring party with a purpose benefiting Hope House of Colorado is back!
Prepare for an evening of enchantment as Echter's transforms into a vibrant marketplace, showcasing
the best vendors and artisans Colorado has to offer. Enjoy live music and tantalize your taste buds with a selection
of wines, beverages, and gourmet food samplings. With over 50 vendors participating, this event promises
an abundance of treasures waiting to be discovered.


Grab your tickets, and join us for a night of community, compassion,
and celebration as we all come together to make a difference.

Join us as we kick off a whole new season!
Tour our greenhouses, learn new gardening skills,
and enter to win one of ten $100 Echter's Gift Cards!


Take a Free Greenhouse Tour!
Don't miss the opportunity to meet the staff responsible for starting
seeds, growing, and stocking the finished plants for your garden.
Our growing team will take you behind the scenes to our
growing areas located behind the retail store
and on the north side of 52nd Avenue

Tour Schedule  |  April 13-21
Saturdays & Sundays at 11am and 2pm
Monday-Friday at 2pm


Open House classes are free and do not require registration
unless otherwise noted. Just drop in and learn!
Pond in a Pot 
4:30 - 5:30

If you want a pond but don't have the space, pots are the answer! Create an aquatic garden in a container - it is easy, creative and fun.

Presented by:
Joel Russell
Echter's Perennial Specialist
- and -
Griff Wirth
Echter's Hard Goods Specialist

Terrariums: Gardens in Glass
4:30 - 5:30

Terrariums add a lush element to your indoor decor. Create a terrarium garden in glass to take home and enjoy.

Presented by: Camille Gaty, Echter's Annuals and Foliage Specialist

Materials fee: $75
 Registration required 
Space is limited

Spring Pond Cleanup
4:30 - 5:30

Tips and techniques that will have your water garden ready for the season to come.

Presented by: Griff Wirth, Echter's Hard Goods Specialist


Exciting Combinations
for Container Gardens

10:00 - 11:00

Create magic this spring with new trends in design and plants. Beautiful containers, full of color, texture and dramatic flair are yours for the planting. Get your creative inspiration in gear. Container gardening is more fun than ever.

Presented by: Susan Stauber,
Ball Horticulture

Bonsai for Beginners
1:00 - 2:00

An introduction to this creative form of gardening from an experienced member of the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society. Tips and techniques for getting started and selecting plants and materials. 

Presented by: Rich Katz, Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society

Rose Companions
3:00 - 4:00

What perennials will work well as companion plants with roses.

Presented by: Harriett McMillan, Echter's Horticulture Specialist


Earth Friendly Gardening
10:00 - 11:00

A useful review of best management practices and products that provide a blueprint for sustainable gardening that minimizes negative impacts and benefits the environment. 

Presented by: Chris Woodburn, Denver Public Schools Horticulture Specialist

Hardy Cactus, Agave & Yucca
1:00 - 2:00

Hardy succulents provide interesting year-round appeal to the landscape. Learn more with Kelly's expertise.

Presented by: Kelly Grummons, Cold Hardy Cactus

Planting for Success
3:00 - 4:00

Tips and techniques for planting trees, shrubs and perennials. Learn how to improve soil, water properly, mulch appropriately and place
your plants in your landscape for best effect.

Presented by: Daniel Corse, Echter's Nursery and Perennial Specialist

Vegetable Gardening 101
10:00 - 11:30

If you are new to gardening and want to get started, this class is for you! Joel will cover all of the details to get you off and growing! 

Presented by: Joel Russell,
Echter's Perennial Specialist
Japanese Beetle Management
for the Home Gardener

1:00 - 2:00

Learn practical advice on how to combat and control the damage from Japanese Beetles. 

Presented by: 
Lisa Mason,
Arapahoe County
CSU Extension Agent



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