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Club Motto:
Changing with the Climate

Club Project:
Making a Difference

Club Flower:
Columbine

Club Color:
Blue

 
Meetings and Activities

Regular meetings consist of a program, usually with a speaker, a short business meeting, and lunch.

Meetings are usually held the third Friday of the month. For July, through September this year (2021), we will be meeting at special locations and member's homes. During October through April, we meet in person at the Left Hand Grange No. 9, in Niwot. For October, November, and December of 2021, and for February, March, April, and May of 2022, we will be meeting at the Left Hand Grange No. 9, in Niwot. These meetings will start at 1 PM and will be limited to two hours (including clean-up).

We do not meet in January. Our June, July, August, and sometimes September meetings, are are tours of members' gardens or other places of horticultural interest, such as greenhouses, nurseries, and arboretums. These summer meetings usually start at 10 am and end about 1 pm.

Programs discuss topics such as cultivation of roses, irises, or other flowers, trees, and shrubs, attracting birds to the garden, conservation of water, uses of herbs, photography in the garden, etc. February is World Gardening Month, and a program is presented about international gardening and preservation activities. Occasionally, programs may be devoted to garden-related craft projects.

A spring luncheon in May and a Holiday Tea in December (both at the Niwot Grange) bring members together to celebrate gardening friendships.

2021/2022 Programs

Special Covid-19 Requirements

  • In light of the continuing pandemic and Boulder County Health Mandates, the Boulder Garden Club is adopting a strict COVID policy that only fully vaccinated members and guests are permitted at our indoor meetings, carpools, and indoor dining gatherings.

  • Unvaccinated members can join us at our outdoor meetings. Please wear a mask.

  • We appreciate everyone's compliance with this policy.

 

July 23, 2021, 10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM

Program:  Meeting and Garden Tour at the Carillon, 2525 Taft, Boulder

The meeting will be held in the gazebo to the right of the main entrance and circle drive. Please enter through the main sidewalk and save touring the  eight raised resident gardens until after the refreshments.

Driving and parking directions are in the July newsletter.

A tour of the Carillon is offered and will be available after the meeting.

Please, wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated.

August 20, 2021, 10:00 AM

Program:  Garden tour

A member's garden tour. Details and directions will be in the members' newsletter.

 

September 17, 2021, 10:30-12:30 PM

Program:  Garden Tour, 10:30 AM

Location: The Denver Botanic Gardens
                    Denver, CO

Tour of the Water Smart Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Meet at Meadows Shopping Center in Boulder at 9 a.m. to carpool  from there to the Botanic Gardens. Plan to arrive at gardens at 10 a.m. and allow time to park.  The Docent Tour begins at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Sensory Garden. Cost of tour is $14.00 for seniors and no discounts apply for members of Denver Botanic Gardens.

October 15, 2021, 1-3 PM

Program:  Meeting and seed exchange

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting at the Left Hand Grange #9 in Niwot.  We will have a seed exchange and light refreshments, plus a short outdoor walk to a park in Niwot.  Make sure your seed packets are clearly labeled as to type of seed, when to plant, and any other pertinent details as to watering, appropriate location and care.

November 19, 2021, 1-3 PM

Program:  Member lead Holiday Crafts

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting at the Grange Hall in Niwot.  Holiday Crafts project led by Connie Farnbach.  There will be a small charge for materials (wholesale pricing).  Light refreshment with coffee and tea.

December 10, 2021, 1-3 PM

Program:  Holiday Tea

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Holiday Tea at the Grange Hall in Niwot.  Members to supply refreshments.
January, 2022

NO MEETING

 
February 18, 2022, 1-3 PM

Program:  Presentation by Brian Wheat: "How to Tame Your Indoor Jungle"

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting at Grange Hall in Niwot. Members to supply refreshments.  Brian Wheat, the owner of Lafayette Florist, will discuss the latest crazes in houseplants, caring, propagation, and problems.

March 18, 2022, 1-3 PM

Program: Presentation by Ana Sitter: "Mushrooms"

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting at Grange Hall in Niwot.  Members to supply refreshments.  Ana Sitter, mushroom expert and manager of GROW, a local landscape company, will talk on them being an essential organism in the garden and how to forage for them.

April 15, 2022, 1-3 PM

Program: Presentation by Suzanne Michot: "Birds of Winter"

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting at Grange Hall in Niwot. Suzanne Michot, who volunteers for Boulder County Parks & Open Space, will talk about birds.
May 7, 2022, 9 AM - 12 noon

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Location: 
Boulder Elks Club,
                   3975 28th St., Boulder, CO 80301

Members Set up for Sale:  Evening prior: 4:30 pm-6 pm

Directions:  The Elks Club is on the West side of 28th about a block north of the light at Winding Trail Drive (which is Palo Parkway to the east of the light).  It shares an entrance off 28th with Sunrise Senior Living. There is ample parking at the Elks Club. The sale is indoors.

May 20, 2022, 1-3 PM

Spring Luncheon & Speaker

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting and Spring Luncheon at the Grange Hall in Niwot.

June 17, 2022, 10 AM

Wildflower Hike & Picnic

Boulder County Open Space Location TBD. Carpooling at 9AM. Brown bag lunch. See Newsletter for further details and location.
July 15, 2022, 10-12 PM

TBD & Lunch out?
TBD. Lunch at South Boulder cafe? See Newsletter for details and location.

August 19, 2022, 10-12 PM

Member Garden Tour

Location TBD. See Newsletter for details and location.
Tours and Carpools -- For some of our tours it will be possible to meet for carpooling. If you have questions concerning a tour, a contact will be provided in our newsletter.

New members and guests are always welcome!

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