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New Waterwise Plants for Colorado’s Changing Climate – SOLD OUT

January 14, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am


This class has sold out. You may sign up for a waiting list in case any spots become available. To sign up for the waiting list, please click on registration link below and then click on the “Get Tickets” link on the ticketing page.


New Waterwise Plants for Colorado’s Changing Climate – SOLD OUT

Presented by Ross Shrigley


  • Date: Saturday, January 14
  • Doors: 9:15 am
  • Class: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Tickets: $18
  • Food & drinks will not be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.


Course Description:

Join us as we explore exciting new Plant Select® selections and what’s up and coming for the Rocky Mountain region, from perennials to shrubs and trees. Plant Select® is a nonprofit collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and professional horticulturists.


Presented by Ross Shrigley:

Ross’s passion for horticulture and gardening began at Colorado State University. He earned his Biological Science degree in 1994 and went on to purchase a small gardening business that he ran and operated for seven years. In 2004, Ross spent time in the field as a groundskeeper for the CSU Facilities Department. He then jumped over to Denver Botanic Gardens where he managed the O’Fallon Perennial Border, Dwarf Conifer Berm, Ornamental Grass Garden, and the Mordecai Children’s Garden. Ross organized and managed volunteers and worked hard becoming a Senior Horticulturist for his seven years at DBG. In 2012, the long daily commute took its toll, and Ross accepted a position closer to home with Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery serving as their Outside Sales Representative. In 2022, Ross is a seasoned gardener with a breadth and depth of experience in the world of horticulture. He now serves as the Executive Director of Plant Select®-  a nonprofit collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and professional horticulturists. Additional certifications that round out Ross’s portfolio include becoming an Irrigation Auditor in 2005, a CNGA Certified Nursery Professional #652, and, most recently, earning his Sustainable Landscape Management Certification through ALCC in 2019. Ross innovates and sees where applications are needed and even invents new garden industry tools like his RAINcane watering wand, which is still in circulation today. Ross is honored to be part of the Plant Select® legacy and brings his creativity, excitement, dedication, and knowledge to help others garden with confidence.


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Important class details (Please read carefully)

COVID-19 Policy

This workshop is planned based on the current health and safety guidelines issued by the Larimer County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health. 

  • Masks are not required but are encouraged
  • We will space out seating as best we can to allow for appropriate social distancing.
  • Please stay at home if you are feeling sick or demonstrating any symptoms of COVID-19 or any respiratory illness the day of the presentation or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. We will happily refund your tickets.


Click here for a list of all our 2023 Winter Workshops

Originally published on October 10th, 2022. Updated on January 13th, 2023.


January 14, 2023
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Collins Nursery
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, 80524
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