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The Colorado Garden and Home Show brings just that in the form of 400,000 square feet of flowering gardens and rushing waterfalls.

"It is going to be springtime in the Rockies is basically what they're going to see," Jim Fricke, executive director of the Colorado Garden and Home Show, said. "We've basically converted 400,000 square feet of the convention center into a home and garden marketplace with over an acre of gardens and 10,000 beautiful flowers."

The Colorado Garden and Home Show also offers homeowners the opportunity to research home improvement projects with more than 600 exhibitors from 25 states and Canada. There are also 50 free educational seminars provided during the show.

While springtime is still more than a month away, the Colorado Garden and Home Show provides visitors with short glimpse of what's to come.

"During the wintertime people get a little bit of cabin fever and by February they're ready to come out and see some flowers that are blooming, waterfalls that are running and it just gets them in the mood for springtime," said Mark Russo with Rocky Mountain Waterscapes, one of the show's exhibitors.

The Colorado Garden and Home Show runs from Feb. 12 to Feb. 20. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekdays noon to 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door. Adult tickets are $12, seniors are $10 and children 12 and under are free. Bring a non-perishable food item for 9Cares Colorado Shares and receive $2 off your ticket.

Discount tickets are also available at Ticketwest outlets in King Soopers for $10.

The Colorado Garden and Home Show is a 501c3 nonprofit. Proceeds from the show go to help fund horticultural projects and scholarships throughout the state. To date, more than $3 million has been awarded.

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