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Colorado Garden & Home Show #garden2015

Monday, February 9, 2015 Leave a Comment

By Courtney Drake-McDonough
This is the 56th year of the show which started as a garden show only, to benefit Denver Botanic GardensIt started under a tent!

Walk 400,000 square feet of a virtual marketplace for garden and home improvement ideas, featuring more than 600 companies.
See 10 landscaped gardens with beautiful colors and fragrances to bring Spring to life a little early, and provide plenty of ideas.
This year’s Entry Garden (the first garden you see when you walk through the doors) is presented by Bellco as a fire fighter-themed garden that features fire trucks, hydrant water features and other historic elements provided by the nearby Denver Firefighters Museum.

100% of every ticket sold is awarded throughout Colorado as grants and scholarships to students, including a four-year, full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado institution.
Learn from 50 educational seminars and how-to demonstrations going on throughout the show, all included in the ticket price.
On February 11, you can buy some of the flowers for $2/pot as they swap them out for a fresh batch for the second half of the show. Such a bargain! Then many of those flowers are donated to area nursing homes, bringing lots of joy to the residents.
Be sure to see the Hot Products Zone with the latest gardening and home improvement products around.
Foodies and bakers will want to make a b-line to see the fire-themed cakes on Feb. 7 and 8.
Visit the website for hours, ticket prices and suggestions for getting to the Colorado Convention Center and parking.http://coloradogardenfoundation.org/