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Classes & Events

All of these classes are free of charge & you don't need to register for them.
Just stop by, and learn from the experts!


— Saturday , September 3

Landscaping Your Colorado Garden
Discover trees, shrubs and perennials that grow well in our region. 
Learn plant combinations and basic design principles to create
curb appeal and enhance your outdoor living spaces.
Instructor:  Dan Lee, Black Forest Landscape Design

Planting for Success
Learn tips and techniques for planting trees, shrubs and perennials. 
Discover ways to improve soil, water properly, mulch appropriately and place
your plants in your landscape to get your new plants on the right track.
Instructor:  Daniel Corse, Echter’s Nursery Specialist


— Saturday , September 10

Gardening in the Fall 
Now is the perfect time to set the stage for next year’s garden. 
Plant perennials and bulbs for season-long beauty and review essential
maintenance for keeping your garden healthy and beautiful.
Instructors:  Gracyn Kanan & Gay Bechir, Echter’s Nursery-Perennial Specialists

Planting Fall Bulbs 
Plant bulbs now for color next spring.  Discover new varieties of tulips,
daffodils and other unique types of bulbs.  Learn how to prepare
your soil and maintain years of beauty.
Instructor:  Gay Bechir, Echter’s Seed and Bulb Specialist


— Saturday , September 17

Indoor Plants 101 
Discover the tips and techniques for maintaining a beautiful indoor garden. 
A guide for watering, fertilizing and repotting will be covered.
Instructor:  Heather Page, Echter’s Horticulture Specialist

Growing Great Garlic 
Colorado has an excellent climate for garlic and fall is the best time for planting. 
 Get tips on the best varieties to grow, preparing the planting area, caring for
your garlic through the season, harvest, storing and culinary tips.
Instructor:  Betty Cahill, garden writer for The Denver Post
and instructor at Denver Botanic Gardens



— Saturday , September 24

Orchids — Exotic but Easy 
Orchids are beautiful, fascinating and surprisingly easy to grow. 
Learn some of the best varieties for your home and tips and techniques
to successfully grow and re-bloom orchids.
 Instructor:  Shirlee McDaniels, The Denver Orchid Society



October 7-9
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's Quilt Show

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum will display an exhibit of quilts at Echter's beginning Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9. Every year, this popular display includes a wide range of styles from heirloom to contemporary and has become an annual tradition for quilt lovers.

November 5-13
Art Show and Sale

Enjoy original fine art from local artists in this popular event! Artists from the Arvada Art Guild & the Mountain Side Art Guild will be displaying fine art for sale including oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for someone special on your Christmas list — or maybe treat yourself!
November 5-13
"Glass at the Gardens"
Glass Artists of Colorado Show and Sale

Explore unique and beautiful glass art produced by local artists in this juried art show and market. You'll find everything from panels, freeform art, candleholders, jewelry, and much more — all created exclusively in glass! It's a great opportunity to find out-of-the-ordinary gifts this holiday season.






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