Denver Botanic Gardens Overnight in the Gardens of Shambhala with Jim Tolstrup and Panayoti Kelaidis

Jim Tolstrup

September 23–24, 2006

Tuition $1 + 1 night

Join Jim Tolstrup, Horticulture Director at Shambhala Mountain Center and Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Gardens’ Director of Outreach for tours of Shambhala Botanic Gardens newly expanded Native Plants Garden and Oriental Healing Plants Garden. Begin your visit by a tour with Jim Tolstrup followed by lunch. Visit the Great Stupa, the most elaborate of its kind in the US and hike through the restored trails. In the afternoon you are free to explore the gardens, trails and grounds on your own. In the evening join Panayoti Kelaidis for twilight chat on the special botanical features of the Red Feather Lakes area. Leave Sunday morning to reconvene at Fort Collins Nursery, which specializes in woody plants, especially Western Natives and unusual woodies from Eurasia. This nursery has been the force behind the introduction of most woody plants in Plant Select (“Cytisus purgans, Lonicera korolkowii” ‘Blue Velvet’ and the spectacular “Acer tataricum” ‘Hot Wings’). Staff from the nursery will show us behind the scenes and in the growing fields, which are full of wonderful specimens you will want to keep in mind for your own garden. This trip will meet at the parking lot in Red Feather Lakes, approximately 30 minutes north of Fort Collins. Directions will be sent upon registration. Fee: $145 for Denver Botanic Garden members, $175 for nonmember, double occupancy, includes all meals. For single occupancy please add $20

To register or to receive more information please visit the education/adult non-certificate courses at www.botanicgardens.org or call (720) 865-3580.
Course# 06F LL810

Jim Tolstrup

Jim Tolstrup, a director of Shambhala Training, has been a practitioner of indigenous wisdom traditions since 1977. He is president of Cankatola Ti Ospaye, a non-profit that supports Native American elders. As the Executive Director of the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland, Colorado, he works with land developers to “restore nature where we live, work and play.”’

 

Jim Tolstrup, a director of Shambhala Training, has been a practitioner of indigenous wisdom traditions since 1977. He is president of Cankatola Ti Ospaye, a non-profit that supports Native American elders. As the Executive Director of the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland, Colorado, he works with land developers to “restore nature where we live, work and play.”’

 

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.