Calendar of Events

APRIL 2017

Native Plant Sale

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

9 am- 5 pm

Denver Botanical Gardens, hosted by the Colorado Native Plant Society in Conjunction with the Rock Alpine Society

Come select Colorado natives provided by HPEC (High Plains Environmental Center) as well as 10,000 rock garden plants through NARGS from various sources.

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Front Range Wild Ones 2nd Meeting

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Green Spaces 2590 Walnut Street Denver, CO 80205

We will be de-briefing from the last meeting we had an going forth with pursuing a vision and quest for the year! Previous meeting attendees and new attendees all welcome! Refreshments available. Please RSVP to frontrangewildones@gmail.com


2nd Annual Congress Park Earth Day Festival

Saturday April 22, 2017

1:00 to 5:00 pm

11th Avenue between Milwaukee & Fillmore, Denver, CO 80206

Come and visit the Front Range Wilds Ones Booth at this exciting event! The festival has some great vendors and resources for learning about pollinators, composting, recycling, solar energy and more! You will also find activities, music, games, prizes, and food!

Theme: Think locally, act globally!

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May 2017

High Plains Environmental Center Open House and Plant Sale

Saturday May 13th, 2017

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

At the HPEC new location! 2968 Bluestem Willow Drive Loveland, CO (located in the The Lakes at Centerra- Boyd Lake Ave, north of Highway 34)

Join Wild Ones at the Grand Opening of HPEC’s new locations! We will have a booth there, along with many other vendors. There will also be tours of the new center, activities, demonstrations, food trucks and a plant sale! Buy 3 one gallon plants for $25, and 5 four inch plants for $20! Just in time for the growing season!


Lecture: Restoring Nature’s Relationships by Dr. Doug Tallamy

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

6:00 pm Social Hour and Food Tasting, 6:30 Lecture and Presentation, 8:00 pm End

Denver Botanic Gardens

Join Dr. Doug Tallamy as he discusses his groundbreaking research on the ecological value of native plants. Known to be one of the experts in the field his lectures are ones not to miss. Food will be available through Slow Food Colorado before the lecture.

Get tickets:

http://www.botanicgardens.org/programs/lecture-restoring-nature%E2%80%99s-relationships  ($15 for DBG members, $20 for non-members)


May Yard Tour & Discussion

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Central Denver (please RSVP to frontrangewildones@gmail.com for the exact address)

Discussion Topic: What Defines a “Native Plant” in Colorado?

One of our Wild Ones members has graciously decided to open up their home, and of course yard, for a spectacular yard tour! Come visit with fellow members and see what flowers have come to life in May. Learn more about design, native plants, and environmentally friendly landscaping. Everyone is also welcome to bring snacks!


June 2017

CoNPS Denver Garden Tour

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

2017 CoNPS Native Plant Garden Tour – Denver Area, in partnership with Front Range Wild Ones

Organized by the Colorado Native Plant Society, this tour features eight diverse gardens, including Marcia Tatroe’s and Bob Nold’s, with each garden focusing on a specific educational aspect of gardening with an emphasis on growing native plants. Look for an article and a big ad in an upcoming Colorado Gardener, and put this fun event on your calendar now!  Front Range Wild Ones will have a booth at one of the houses on the Denver tour.

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2017 Horticulture Home Garden Tour: Habitat Hero Gardens

Friday, June 23, 2017

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Denver Botanic Gardens

A Habitat Hero is a gardener who, certified by the Audubon Rockies, includes diverse planting layers through the use of native and regionally adapted plants, provides shelter and nesting opportunities, offers natural food and water sources, does not spread invasive species of plants and does not rely on the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Come see three of the best and most diverse examples of Habitat Hero gardens throughout the Denver-metro area. Price: $51, $46 member. Special Instructions: Transportation will be provided from Denver Botanic Gardens. Visit http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/default.aspx to sign up.


July 2017

CoNPS Boulder Garden Tour

8 am to 12 pm

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tour 5+ gardens for $30.
Organized by the Colorado Native Plant Society, in partnership with Audubon Rockies and the Boulder Audubon Society.

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October 2017

Wild Ones Seed Swap at the CoNPS Fall Festival

Saturday, October 7, 2017

11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Audubon Center at Chatfield, 1280 Waterton Rd, Littleton, CO 80125

Presentations on native plants and birding, plus booths, plant sale, and more! Bring seeds and plants to swap. More info to come…


February 2018

Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Denver Botanic Gardens

Front Range Wild Ones is a partner of this event that features a keynote speaker plus break-out sessions. Visit the website: https://landscapingwithcoloradonativeplants.wordpress.com/