Boulder County is known for mild and sunny days. Springtime is especially stunning in our area, so if you’ve ever wanted to hone your green thumb, now is the time to look for classes. Boulder and the surrounding areas offer several excellent classes and workshops for gardening enthusiasts of all ages. Interested in joining the fun? Here, you’ll find a selection of offerings that are sure to be fun and educational:
Programs at Growing Gardens
I’m a big fan of the work that Growing Gardens does for our community. This organization offers numerous community gardens throughout Boulder, as well as classes and programs. Classes are available throughout the year, and participants can learn everything from Front Range vegetable gardening to all about bees and goats. If you’d like to register for an upcoming class or make a donation, head over to the Growing Gardens site.
Classes at Harlequin’s Gardens
Harlequin’s Gardens is a sustainable nursery and garden center located on North 26th Street in Boulder. Here, you’ll find a variety of interesting and educational courses. Classes are typically 1.5 to 2 hours long, and often feature hands-on activities. Most classes will take place at the Boulder Circus Center (next door to Harlequin’s Wholesale). Whether you’re looking for in-depth classes for experienced gardeners or kid-friendly courses, you can find it all here!
Curated Gardening Classes With Rebecca’s Gardens
Looking for something a little different? If you need expert guidance for your home garden, check out the curated garden sessions with the pros at Rebecca’s Gardens. These online classes offer personalized, one-on-one guidance for gardeners. Whether you need help planting the first seeds or have questions regarding any aspect of your gardening journey, you can learn more through these curated sessions.
Colorado Master Gardener Program
If you’re interested in becoming a master gardener, the Colorado Master Gardener Program may be for you. Accepted applicants receive thorough horticultural education and are required to give back to the community through volunteer hours. Whether you’re simply ready to take your gardening skills to the next level or you’d like to pursue a career in horticulture, the Colorado Master Gardener Program is an excellent stepping stone.
Ongoing Events at Terracotta
Terracotta is a lifestyle plant shop, cafe and event space located near us on Pearl Street in Boulder. They offer workshops, classes, and other events on an ongoing basis. Check out their event calendar for a complete list of happenings this month and beyond!
Boulder County has an abundance of natural beauty and a climate that’s friendly to many different varieties of plants. If you’d like to enhance your living space with beautiful foliage or grow fresh fruits and veggies, you can learn just about everything you need to know right here in Boulder. I love that our city offers a wealth of information for the Boulder community, and hope you’ll look into these classes or consider donating to one of these organizations.