Classes, Workshops, and Events
December 14, 2023
Topic: Garden Club Annual Holiday Party!
Where: Home of Kathy Sullivan, 4210 Bayou Hills Road, Parker
BHGC will provide desserts and drinks.
There will be two special holiday baskets filled with goodies to win. You don't want to miss this popular event!
If location changes you will be notified here and also via member email (subscribe below).
All are welcome! Attendance at our events requires no membership or fees! Bring the kids!
Upcoming Garden Events in our Area
Tagawa Gardens Events
Douglas Conserves Events
Colorado Gardener Magazine comprehensive list of garden-related events around the Front Range
Gather Mountain Blooms
Find a copy of the most recent Colorado Gardener Magazine at these locations.
"Pop-up" events and tours are in the works and will be posted (and emailed to member list) when confirmed.
Black Forest Garden Club offers a fun, interesting, and fabulous lineup of events, tours, and meeting speakers to further pique your interest in gardening.
2023 Calendar of Events
January - 35-year landscape designer Camelot Design will speak on The Ultimate Guide to Sprucing Up your Landscape (best practices for existing landscape maintenance)
February - Wine and Cheese tasting with cheeses made from member Jim Bennett's goats. This will be held in a member's home and all wine and food tastings will be provided. We ask for a $3 donation at the door, and you can order your favorite cheeses from Jim at the event!
March - past-president Dennis Volz will demonstrate best practices for seed starting - including tips and tricks for growing good healthy roots before planting into your garden in spring
April - Tour of member Kathy G.'s new geothermal greenhouse
May - Tour of Colorado Garden Consulting's greenhouse and gardens. There will be plants for sale (tomatoes, flowers, herbs, and more), and alpacas and goats to meet.
June - Tour of Master Gardener-run Hidden Mesa (just past Cobblestone on Hwy. 83 South). Hidden Mesa grows food for Parker Task Force, maintains the mini-botanic garden at the historic cabin onsite, and grows trees, shrubs, and plants for Douglas County needs. The gardens will be in full swing this month and there will be master gardeners on site for Q&A.
July - Tour of BFGC President's gardens and homestead and goat-cheese-making facility. You will be able to place orders for goat cheese with mix-in of choice (jalapeno, fig, cranberry, lavender, or just order plain).
August - Tour of three expert gardeners' extensive landscape and vegetable gardens (including flower cutting garden, prairie garden, and dryland-grass-seed lawn).
September - Tour of Dennis Volz's garden and a special presentation on how to handle injured or distressed birds
October - Camelot Design to speak on Elements in the Landscape that create the most value
November - no event this month
December - holiday party with thoughtfully curated gift baskets to be raffled off! Desserts and drinks provided by BFGC :-)