Stay tuned for our 2020 events!
Native Grasses Tour – Denver Botanic Gardens
When: Wednesday, October 2nd, 3pm-4pm
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street Denver, CO 80206
Here on the Front Range, east of the glorious Continental Divide, is home to Colorado’s short grass prairie. Are you interested in learning more about Colorado’s prairie ecosystem, and its native grasses? Then join the Front Range Chapter of Wild Ones for a very special tour of native grasses showcased at the Denver Botanic Gardens with one of its horticultural specialists, Nick Daniel. Attendees will receive special group pricing. No additional entrance fee to the Gardens is required. Space is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot! **UPDATE: TOUR IS SOLD OUT!**
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$10 registration fee
Fall Native Seed Swap
When: Sunday, October 6th, 10am-1pm
Where: CSU Denver Extension, 888 East Iliff Avenue Denver, CO 80210
*Start saving your native plant seeds!!* Come out and bring your seeds to swap with other native plant enthusiasts! Seed swaps are a terrific way to get your hands on different native plants that are difficult to buy, and you know that the plants are grown locally. The event is free to attend. Plant information, seed envelopes, and light refreshments will be provided. This event is co-hosted with the People and Pollinators Action Network. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the native plant seeds you are planning to bring.
Native Garden Yard Tour – West Centennial
When: Thursday, September 19th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: The residence of John & Meagan Murgel, full address provided after registration
John Murgel’s bold changes have transformed this suburban property in west Centennial. He has piqued the neighborhood’s patient curiosity and broadened the awareness and appreciation of ecologically sound methods as the garden delivers more interest every year.
After purchasing the property in June 2016, John’s priorities quickly turned to eliminating difficult-to-maintain turfgrass in the front and re-structuring a backyard pond and surrounding lawn into a xeric rock garden. Taking inspiration from nature in design, most of the gardens are watered only by natural precipitation. John uses both native and non-native plants to evoke a “native-esque” landscape where pollinators abound.
John Murgel was educated in ecology, evolutionary biology, and horticulture. He has worked at the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Zoo as a horticulturist. He currently serves as the horticulture manager at Denver Zoo.
Come enjoy his garden and learn about his process. Plants lists, raffle and refreshments provided to registered attendees.
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Wild Ones members FREE / $15 non-member
Native Garden Yard Tour
When: Sunday, August 25th, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Where: Residence of chapter member Marsha Plucker, address provided upon registration
Wild Ones members FREE / $15 non-member
Since Marsha and her family moved to their 1960s style home in 2013, she and her husband have been converting their yard into the marvelous landscape it is today. With inspiration from the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms and the Mordecai Children’s Garden, the Pluckers completed several “do-it-yourself” projects to transform their space. Today, with close to 200 species of trees, shrubs, and perennials, many native to Colorado, the yard now brims with life: birds, bees, butterflies, and bugs of all sorts. Come learn about the why that motivated the Pluckers, how they did it, and what is thriving in their yard. Light refreshments will be provided.
Meet the Natives: A Talk by Beth Hanson
The Front Range Chapter has partnered with the Highlands Garden Center to bring you a FREE lecture by Beth Hanson, Park Interpreter and Naturalist at the Carson Nature Center in South Platte Park in Littleton. Beth will discuss which native plants have proven themselves in our challenging Colorado landscapes, including plants suited for hot and dry areas, full shade, and poor soils, with an opportunity to purchase Beth’s native plant recommendations from the nursery after. There is a native plant that would love to grow in your garden! Click here to view the flyer for the event.
When: Saturday, June 29th, 10am-11am
Where: Highlands Garden Center, 8080 South Holly Street, Centennial, CO 80122
FREE to attend!
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High Plains Environmental Center Native Plant Sale and Habitat Fair
When: Saturday, May 4th, 9am-3pm
Where: High Plains Environmental Center, 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO
The event is FREE to attend! The Front Range Chapter will have a booth at the event. Stop by to buy native plants, tour the new visitor center, and participate in activities. More information on the event can be found here.
Town of Erie 22nd Annual Arbor Day and Earth Day Celebration
When: Saturday, April 27th, 10am-12pm
Where: Erie Community Park, 450 Powers Street, Erie, CO
The event is FREE to attend! The Front Range Chapter will have a booth at the event. Stop by for free tree seedlings, refreshments, activities, and educational resources on tree planting. More information on the event can be found here.
In association with Audubon Rockies, an evening with Kenton J. Seth
Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference, 4th annual
When: Saturday, February 16th, 8am-4pm
Where: Auraria Campus, Tivoli Turnhalle Hall, 900 Auraria Parkway Denver, CO 80204
Wild Ones Movie Night
The Wild Ones Front Range Chapter is hosting a free screening of the film Hometown Habitat!
The documentary features Dr. Douglas Tallamy and educates viewers on why and how native plants are important to local ecosystems.
When: Thursday, January 31st, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Belmar Library, large meeting room
555 South Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
There is free parking available.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP by email to FrontRangeWildOnes@gmail.com
Harlequin’s Gardens Field Trip
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Are you interested in learning about native plants, the difference between a true native and a cultivated native, and how to design your landscape? If so, then you need to join WildOnes at Harlequin’s Gardens for an exciting presentation!
Participants will learn about the following topics and participate in a nursery tour with the option to buy native plants:
*True Natives vs. Cultivated Natives
*What is a GENOME Specific Native?
*How to design a home landscape using natives
Presenter: Mikl Brawner
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Harlequin Gardens, 4795 N. 26th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
Front Range Wild Ones Member: $15.00 / Non-Members: $20.00
NOTE: Email email@example.com to request your membership code to receive the reduced rate
Space is limited, so please register by March 31st to ensure your spot at this great event!!!