Who doesn’t like something that is free? The Denver Botanic Gardens has free days throughout the year. I highly recommend taking advantage of this. Just meandering around there is a great way to get some gardening ideas or just a great way to stare at beauty and nurture hope. And if you have never visited the Denver Botanic Gardens you may want to check it out on November 8th. Why?

It will be the last time that you can see the Chihuly exhibit for free! I have been four times to this exhibit and each time I see something new. I just love it. There are unusual glass sculptures all over the gardens. It will be beautiful in November, even when all the other plants in the gardens are dying off. Trust me.

And do keep in mind that while all gardens are to be enjoyed, don’t let the grandiosity of this one spoil the enjoyment of your own pots and dirt and growing things. I have to keep that in check myself!

Date: November 8, 2014
Event: Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day
Sponsor: Denver Botanic Gardens
Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens
(720) 865-3501
Location: 1007 York St,
Denver, Colorado 80206
Public: Public

This sounds like a great event.  There is a fee to attend. From their website:

Come explore the joys of tomatoes in sweet and savory form. Combine different cooking techniques and use the brilliant sweetness of seasonal, heirloom tomatoes varieties to awaken the elements they have to offer. Bringing out the richness of what fully ripened tomatoes have to offer, add these recipes for a unique collection that will add dynamic flavor to your dining experiences.

Date: September 5, 2014
Time: 01:00pm-3:30pm
Event: Tomatoes Sweet And Savory
Topic: Tomatoes Sweet and Savory
Sponsor: Denver Botanic Gardens
Public: Public

Who doesn’t like free?  And have you been to this place?  Even in the winter it is wonderful to walk around.  Go!  I like the Butterflies At Chatfield exhibit that is on this site (in season).

Date: November 4, 2014
Time: 09:00am-05:00pm
Event: Denver Botanic Gardens (At Chatfield) Free Day
Topic: Denver Botanic at Chatfield Free Day
Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Location: 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128
Public: Public

Drop by anytime between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM to meet the Vegetable Gardeners at Hudson Gardens!  They will be prepared to show you around and answer any of your questions.  Registration: None required. This events are free and open to the public.

Date: August 9, 2014
Time: 09:30-11:30am
Event: Meet The Vegetable Gardener at Hudson Gardens
Topic: Meet The Vegetable Gardeners
Public: Public

Learn all about the how and why of canning food at home. The workshop focuses on canning safety, types of equipment, and proper canning methods for both boiling water baths and pressure canners.  $35 fee for non members.

Date: August 5, 2014
Time: 06:00-08:00 pm
Event: Canning 101 at Hudson Gardens
Topic: Canning 101
Public: Public