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Discover Native Shrubs for Your Landscape - Fri., July 21; 8:30 AM to 12:30...

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South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center (west deck)

3000 W Carson Dr

Littleton, CO 80120

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Meet some of the local shrubs that can brighten your home landscape without additional water (once established). We'll focus on the multi-stemmed beauties with three seasons of interest. Some will have four! This class is for you if you want to get to know some of the beautiful Colorado shrubs but don't know how to get started. We will go on an approximately mile long hike in addition to exploring the Carson Nature Center's Native Garden allowing you to see at least 25 shrubs worthy of consideration as part of your home landscape. No experience necessary - newcomers to Colorado welcomed and encouraged!

Trainer: Beth Hanson served as the Education Manager at Hudson Gardens and has been a park naturalist at South Platte Park since 2005.

When/Where to meet: Carson Nature Center, 3000 W. Carson Dr., Littleton CO 80120. Park in the staff lot south of the Nature Center and classroom. We will meet at 8:20 AM at the west deck of Carson Nature Center. Directions: take C-470 to the Santa Fe (Highway 85) exit. Head north to West Mineral Avenue and turn left (west). Take West Mineral Avenue to South Platte River Parkway and turn right (north). Take South Platte River Parkway to West Carson Drive and turn left (west).

What to bring: Paper, pencil, clipboard or the like, daypack, water, snack, rain gear, sun and wind protection.

Native Plant Master: This class idoes not count towards Colorado Flora Certificate or certification as a Native Plant Master. To learn more, click here.

Carpooling: Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Contact npmassistant@jeffco.us if you would like to carpool and your contact information will be shared with others interested in carpooling. Any liability arising from such arrangements are the participants' sole responsibility.

Inclement Weather/Illness: In the rare circumstance that a session must be cancelled, you will be notified by phone and/or email message as soon as possible by the trainer. In case of cancellation, the make up session will be on July 21.

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3000 W Carson Dr

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