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June 12, 2018

Fort Collins Nursery Presents Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf at The Lyric

Fort Collins Nursery will be sponsoring a one-off screening of the new documentary Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf at The Lyric on Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30pm.

“Piet Oudolf is not so much a garden designer as a plant artist. He layers perennial plants with grasses by the thousands, and the result is a progression of life that flows between the spaces in a plant bed, between the edges of time and, most powerfully, between the contours of our imagination.” – The Washington Post

Following the film, we will host a 30 minute discussion and question and answer session on the film and how principles from the film relate/translate to our own climate & region. Fort Collins Nursery Owner and General Manager, Jesse Eastman, will be joined by local designer, author, propagator, and plantswoman, Lauren Springer Ogden to lead the discussion.

 

More information available here

 

 

Start:
June 12, 2018 6:30 pm
End:
June 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Venue:
The Lyric
Phone:
970-426-6767
Address:
1209 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map

June 14, 2018

Benefit Concert for Project Self-Sufficiency

Rob Drabkin

with Brian David Collins

  • Date: Thursday, June 14
  • Doors: 5:30pm
  • Show: 6:00pm
  • Tickets: $15 ADV/ $18 Door

Click here for tickets

 

Artist Details:

Rob Drabkin

Although his musical talents make it easy to believe he’s always been a full-time musician, Rob Drabkin studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with the intention of becoming a doctor. His focus quickly changed after a trip to New York City where he dropped science and dedicated himself to music. His most recent album, “Beautiful Day” teaches us to get up, get out and find something beautiful in every moment.  “We too often forget that love is ever-present. We share it with each other through laughter, smiles, and sympathy.  We can find it in everything and we can also create it in the smallest, most unassuming moments of our lives. All we can do is keep being kind and have the courage to choose love in every decision we make.”  Beautiful Day follows Drabkin’s 2017 single, “Someday,” which accumulated over one million plays in one month on Spotify from listeners around the world.  Although the Colorado native has an impressive list of musical achievements, this album serves as an a new plateau with new possibilities for Rob.  Read More

Brian David Collins

Brian David Collins was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and raised in the foothills of the Rockies not far away.  At the age of four, he learned to put the needle down on the turntable and put on those headphones.  As the other neighborhood kids raced on their bicycles, Collins could be found sitting by the record player, studying the music of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, The Eagles, and Poco, who are still prime influences for his song-writing today.

At age nineteen, Collins attended The University of Northern Colorado as an aspiring music professor.  Although he was surrounded by talented musicians, very few of them could improvise or write songs.  “I don’t understand how such talented musicians can be so paralyzed without sheet music,” he could be heard saying.  As performing classical music became increasingly daunting, Collins’ interest waned. 

During the summer proceeding his first year at UNC he met his lifelong friend and musical partner, Sean Waters.  After a second year at UNC, Collins decided he’d had quite enough of music school and dropped out to form the band Wasabi.  Brian’s father, David Collins, found this to be a very foolish choice.  He would say, “you are giving up your career as a college professor to play in sandwich shops.”  Today, Brian’s father is one of his greatest supporters.

Collins and Waters began their musical journey with Wasabi in 2001.  After seven years, two full-length releases, and many weekend jaunts to the Colorado mountains, Wyoming, Montana, and even Indiana, Wasabi had run its natural course.  In 2009, Collins and Waters formed The Seers.  The Seers were a trio that played mainly originals through the first half of 2010.  In 2011, the Seers decided to drop the idea of having a drummer and became a duo that still entertain most weeks out of the year for crowds of all varieties.  Today the duo is forming a new all-original project, Waters and Collins.

At age 36, Collins met the love of his life.  Dana Goodwin, soon to be Dana Collins, took Collins back to his roots by familiarizing him with artists like George Jones, Roger Miller and Kris Kristofferson.  These sad-slobbin’ tear-jerkers, mixed with Collins’ love for Dana, brought out his softer side.  Collins mixed these influences with the lounge piano sounds of early Tom Waits to form a brand new sound.  This sound is the sound of his newest project, Brian David Collins!

Venue Details:

This summer marks the 4th season of Fort Collins Nursery’s Rock Garden Concert Series. For four epic nights, Fort Collins Nursery will transform from a retail space to a stunning and unique concert venue appropriately dubbed “The Rock Garden.” Audience members can relax under the evening sky, nestled along the banks of Dry Creek and the Cache la Poudre River, surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. 

For each concert, we partner with a wonderful local non-profit organization. A portion of ticket sales plus all bar proceeds and live auction proceeds will benefit the organization. In addition to great music, each concert will feature a beer and wine tent, food trucks, and dog adoption event.  Click here to see photos from past shows

Benefit Details:

The concert is a fundraising event benefiting Project Self-Sufficiency and funds raised will support their mission to help single parents realize their dreams for financial independence while creating an improved quality of life for parents and their children. A portion of the night’s ticket sales and all donations from wine and beer sales go directly to Project Self-Sufficiency.

Concert Details:

  • Headliner: Rob Drabkin
  • Support: Brian David Collins
  • More details to come…

 

Click here for tickets

 

Sponsors & Community Partners:

 

 

Start:
June 14, 2018 6:00 pm
End:
June 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$15 Adv/ $18 Door

June 14, 2018

Rob Drabkin (Rock Garden Concert Series)

Rob Drabkin

with Brian David Collins

  • Date: Thursday, June 14
  • Doors: 5:30pm
  • Show: 6:00pm
  • Tickets: $15 ADV/ $18 Door

Click here for tickets

 

Artist Details:

Rob Drabkin

Although his musical talents make it easy to believe he’s always been a full-time musician, Rob Drabkin studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with the intention of becoming a doctor. His focus quickly changed after a trip to New York City where he dropped science and dedicated himself to music. His most recent album, “Beautiful Day” teaches us to get up, get out and find something beautiful in every moment.  “We too often forget that love is ever-present. We share it with each other through laughter, smiles, and sympathy.  We can find it in everything and we can also create it in the smallest, most unassuming moments of our lives. All we can do is keep being kind and have the courage to choose love in every decision we make.”  Beautiful Day follows Drabkin’s 2017 single, “Someday,” which accumulated over one million plays in one month on Spotify from listeners around the world.  Although the Colorado native has an impressive list of musical achievements, this album serves as an a new plateau with new possibilities for Rob.  Read More

Brian David Collins

Brian David Collins was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and raised in the foothills of the Rockies not far away.  At the age of four, he learned to put the needle down on the turntable and put on those headphones.  As the other neighborhood kids raced on their bicycles, Collins could be found sitting by the record player, studying the music of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, The Eagles, and Poco, who are still prime influences for his song-writing today.

At age nineteen, Collins attended The University of Northern Colorado as an aspiring music professor.  Although he was surrounded by talented musicians, very few of them could improvise or write songs.  “I don’t understand how such talented musicians can be so paralyzed without sheet music,” he could be heard saying.  As performing classical music became increasingly daunting, Collins’ interest waned. 

During the summer proceeding his first year at UNC he met his lifelong friend and musical partner, Sean Waters.  After a second year at UNC, Collins decided he’d had quite enough of music school and dropped out to form the band Wasabi.  Brian’s father, David Collins, found this to be a very foolish choice.  He would say, “you are giving up your career as a college professor to play in sandwich shops.”  Today, Brian’s father is one of his greatest supporters.

Collins and Waters began their musical journey with Wasabi in 2001.  After seven years, two full-length releases, and many weekend jaunts to the Colorado mountains, Wyoming, Montana, and even Indiana, Wasabi had run its natural course.  In 2009, Collins and Waters formed The Seers.  The Seers were a trio that played mainly originals through the first half of 2010.  In 2011, the Seers decided to drop the idea of having a drummer and became a duo that still entertain most weeks out of the year for crowds of all varieties.  Today the duo is forming a new all-original project, Waters and Collins.

At age 36, Collins met the love of his life.  Dana Goodwin, soon to be Dana Collins, took Collins back to his roots by familiarizing him with artists like George Jones, Roger Miller and Kris Kristofferson.  These sad-slobbin’ tear-jerkers, mixed with Collins’ love for Dana, brought out his softer side.  Collins mixed these influences with the lounge piano sounds of early Tom Waits to form a brand new sound.  This sound is the sound of his newest project, Brian David Collins!

Venue Details:

This summer marks the 4th season of Fort Collins Nursery’s Rock Garden Concert Series. For four epic nights, Fort Collins Nursery will transform from a retail space to a stunning and unique concert venue appropriately dubbed “The Rock Garden.” Audience members can relax under the evening sky, nestled along the banks of Dry Creek and the Cache la Poudre River, surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. 

For each concert, we partner with a wonderful local non-profit organization. A portion of ticket sales plus all bar proceeds and live auction proceeds will benefit the organization. In addition to great music, each concert will feature a beer and wine tent, food trucks, and dog adoption event.  Click here to see photos from past shows

Benefit Details:

The concert is a fundraising event benefiting Project Self-Sufficiency and funds raised will support their mission to help single parents realize their dreams for financial independence while creating an improved quality of life for parents and their children. A portion of the night’s ticket sales and all donations from wine and beer sales go directly to Project Self-Sufficiency.

Concert Details:

  • Headliner: Rob Drabkin
  • Support: Brian David Collins
  • More details to come…

 

Click here for tickets

 

Sponsors & Community Partners:

 

 

Start:
June 14, 2018 6:00 pm
End:
June 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$15 ADV/ $18 Door

June 17, 2018

Father’s Day FREE Tree Planting

Buy Dad a Tree, We’ll plant it FREE!* This year give dad a great gift that will remind him of your love for him year after year! The best part is, he can sit back and enjoy, while someone else does all the work!

*Spend $100 or more on trees and receive free local planting. Shrubs and other plant material are not included in this offer. Some restrictions apply.

See below for details, rules, and restrictions.

 

 

 

Start:
June 17, 2018 10:00 am
End:
June 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map

June 17, 2018

Classic Miniature Gardening

Make something ordinary extraordinary! With just a few houseplants, a miniature patio set, a pebble stone path and a little imagination, you can have your very own miniature fantasy world! Choose from common miniature plants including foliage and succulent varieties combined with a selection of mini garden accessories and materials to create your ideal tiny wonderland. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home.

Class fee includes: Instruction, container, soil, gravel, 4 plants, 3 accessories, a variety of surface accessories (gravels, mulches, stepping stones), and after care instructions. 6 spots per class are available. This is a hands-on 90 minute class, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.)

Click here to register

Start:
June 17, 2018 11:00 am
End:
June 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$40

June 23, 2018

15th Annual Loveland Garden Tour & Art Show

 

Aficionados of gardens and art, be sure to save the date to attend the 15th annual Loveland Garden Tour & Art Show, on Saturday, June 23, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This year’s event features a unique array of elegant, functional garden spaces in the Springs at Mariana in SW Loveland.  You will find gardens that demonstrate sustainable gardening and conservation techniques, including: low-water landscapes, combinations of organic vegetable and flower beds and wildlife habitats. These gardens also include examples of container gardening, water features, fruit trees and inviting outdoor living spaces. In addition, the tour features the sale of “Art for the Garden” by local artists whose work complements the various landscapes, with a number of the artists incorporating reused or salvaged materials into their pieces.

Fort Collins Nursery is proud to sponsor the 15th Annual Loveland Garden Tour & Art Show.

Click here for more information.

Tickets are on sale online or at Fort Collins Nursery!

Start:
June 23, 2018 8:00 am
End:
June 23, 2018 2:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Cost:
$15-$21

June 23, 2018

Junior League of Fort Collins 36th Annual Garden Tour

 

 

 

 

 

The Annual Terrace & Garden Tour is Junior League of Fort Collins’ largest fundraiser, attracting nearly 2,000 attendees annually.  Located in Fort Collins, the Annual Terrace & Garden Tour takes event attendees through beautiful landscapes while educating experienced and inspiring gardeners alike about the plants and flowers that make a garden become a true living space.

Join us on June 23, 2018 for the Junior League’s annual Garden Tour event.  This year’s tour will be held in the Landings Neighborhood in Southeast Fort Collins.

Fort Collins Nursery is proud to sponsor the 36th Annual Junior League Garden Tour.

Click here for more information.

Tickets are on sale here 

Start:
June 23, 2018 8:00 am
End:
June 23, 2018 2:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Cost:
$20/ $35 VIP

June 28, 2018

Whippoorwill (Rock Garden Concert Series)

Whippoorwill

with Mike Clark

  • Date: Thursday, June 28
  • Doors: 5:30pm
  • Show: 6:00pm
  • Tickets: $15 ADV/ $18 Door

Click here for tickets

 

Artist Details:

Whippoorwill

Cathartic, experiential alt-folk written by boots-in-the-dirt, partner-in-crime country girls and delivered across drummer Tobias Bank’s vast percussive landscape. For Whippoorwill, there’s little separation between the soul and the scenery– heartbreak is a ripped floodplain and longing, an unbroken expanse of sky. It’s Cormac McCarthy meets Neil Young via non-traditional banjo, long harmonica riffs, distorted guitar, and three-part harmonies that can scorch, soar, or haunt accordingly. 

“Masterful at containing the true dynamic nature of emotions. At once, sad and joyful, yearning and fulfilled. Which element stands out strongest depends on your mood. This is beautiful, masterfully crafted, skillfully performed music..” HEY REVERB

Alysia Kraft was raised on a family-owned Wyoming cattle ranch, Staci Foster alongside the rivers of the Texas Hill Country. Foster and Kraft met by chance at a porch picking party at SXSW 2013. The two exchanged songs throughout the night before parting for separate tours, later naming themselves “Whippoorwill” for the bird cooing through the pauses in song on the night of their meeting.   Read More

Mike Clark

With a devoted following throughout Colorado’s Front Range, Mike Clark stakes out musical territory somewhere between blues rock and garage soul. His wide repertoire takes full advantage of his expertise with harmonica, guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and concertina, as well as a voice that can jump from a sultry growl to Redding-esque falsetto in the space of a few bars. The resulting sound is old-school, laid-back and altogether infectious, turning his live shows into singalongs, dance parties or sometimes both.
 
A prolific songwriter and performer whose past projects run the gamut from garage soul (the Sugar Sounds) to bluegrass (Crow Flies) to gypsy folk (The Ghost of Michael Clark), Clark’s alter ego as one-fifth of the popular Pueblo Americana outfit the Haunted Windchimes has seen him sharing stages with everyone from Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to Garrison Keillor, playing before an audience of 4 million on A Prairie Home Companion in 2011 and performing on the world famous Red Rocks stage in 2017.   Mike is currently performing under the name The River Arkansas and is set to play music festivals all around the country in 2018.  

Venue Details:

This summer marks the 4th season of Fort Collins Nursery’s Rock Garden Concert Series. For four epic nights, Fort Collins Nursery will transform from a retail space to a stunning and unique concert venue appropriately dubbed “The Rock Garden.” Audience members can relax under the evening sky, nestled along the banks of Dry Creek and the Cache la Poudre River, surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. 

For each concert, we partner with a wonderful local non-profit organization. A portion of ticket sales plus all bar proceeds and live auction proceeds will benefit the organization. In addition to great music, each concert will feature a beer and wine tent, food trucks, and dog adoption event.  Click here to see photos from past shows

Benefit Details:

The concert is a fundraising event benefiting The Matthews House and funds raised will support their mission to empower youth and families by building trusting relationships and providing resources to disrupt the cycles of poverty and abuse. A portion of the night’s ticket sales and all donations from wine and beer sales go directly to The Matthews House.

Concert Details:

  • Headliner: Whippoorwill
  • Support: Mike Clark
  • More details to come…

 

Click here for tickets

Sponsors & Community Partners:

Start:
June 28, 2018 6:00 pm
End:
June 28, 2018 8:45 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$15 ADV/ $18 Door

July 12, 2018

Sean Kelly of The Samples (Rock Garden Concert Series)

Sean Kelly of the Samples

with Shaley Scott

  • Date: Thursday, July 12
  • Doors: 5:30pm
  • Show: 6:00pm
  • Tickets: $15 ADV/ $18 Door

Click here for tickets

 

Artist Details:

Sean Kelly

25 years after starting his full fledged music career with The Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Sean has been the driving influence of 20 albums and over 1 million records sold.

Sean started playing guitar at age 16 listening to Neil Young, Rolling Stones and Jackson Browne. Those influences mixed with his own poignant and timeless lyrics, a unique and striking voice and a mind for melodies led to songs like Little Silver Ring, Feel Us Shaking and Wild River. For many fans, these aren’t new songs or old songs, but anthems to their lives that represent the first time they met their wife or the joys of their times at college.  Read More

Shaley Scott

Shaley Scott was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. A trained dancer and a self-taught musician–she’s been performing since the age of 5. She entered the Colorado Academy of the Arts, where she would train every day after school. “I had originally wanted to be a dancer, or be on Broadway,” Shaley says. “I use to teach tap and jazz, and loved it.” But, Shaley started writing songs on the piano in her spare time, and landed a spot on a local cable channel, where they started featuring her original music on tv–at only age 14. From then on, her songwriting became a priority in her life.  Read More

Venue Details:

This summer marks the 4th season of Fort Collins Nursery’s Rock Garden Concert Series. For four epic nights, Fort Collins Nursery will transform from a retail space to a stunning and unique concert venue appropriately dubbed “The Rock Garden.” Audience members can relax under the evening sky, nestled along the banks of Dry Creek and the Cache la Poudre River, surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. 

For each concert, we partner with a wonderful local non-profit organization. A portion of ticket sales plus all bar proceeds and live auction proceeds will benefit the organization. In addition to great music, each concert will feature a beer and wine tent, food trucks, and dog adoption event.  Click here to see photos from past shows

Benefit Details:

The concert is a fundraising event benefiting The Vegetable Connection and funds raised will support their mission to create a healthier community through food education, increasing access to nutritional food, and supporting local farmers.  A portion of the night’s ticket sales and all donations from wine and beer sales go directly to The Vegetable Connection.

Concert Details:

  • Headliner: Sean Kelly of The Samples
  • Support: Shaley Scott
  • More details to come…

 

Click here for tickets

 Sponsors & Community Partners:

Start:
July 12, 2018 6:00 pm
End:
July 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$15 ADV/ $18 Door

July 15, 2018

Classic Miniature Gardening

Make something ordinary extraordinary! With just a few houseplants, a miniature patio set, a pebble stone path and a little imagination, you can have your very own miniature fantasy world! Choose from common miniature plants including foliage and succulent varieties combined with a selection of mini garden accessories and materials to create your ideal tiny wonderland. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home.

Class fee includes: Instruction, container, soil, gravel, 4 plants, 3 accessories, a variety of surface accessories (gravels, mulches, stepping stones), and after care instructions. 6 spots per class are available. This is a hands-on 90 minute class, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.)

Click here to register

Start:
July 15, 2018 11:00 am
End:
July 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$40
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