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The 61st annual Colorado Garden & Home Show opens on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.
The Rocky Mountain region’s largest, oldest and most prestigious consumer garden and home improvement show west of the Mississippi will feature 400,000 square feet of exhibit space, more than an acre of flowering gardens, and more than 1,400 booths, representing more than 650 companies from 25 states and Canada.
During the Show, the Colorado Convention Center is turned into a home and garden marketplace of tips, ideas and inspiration, including the latest trends and technology in landscaping, gardening, energy-efficient heating and cooling products, window treatments, siding, flooring, lighting, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, patio furniture, gutters, sound systems, storage systems, greenhouses, decks, spas and more.
Here are a few ways to get the most out of this year’s show:
Have questions or need inspiration? There will be many experts on-hand, including Colorado State University master gardeners, to give you tips and ideas for your home including:
- How to garden in a small space.
- How to homestead: What you need to know to be able to grow and raise your own food in urban and rural settings, including organic and sustainable gardening practices.
- Heroes and villains in the garden: Insects and their plant hosts.
- How to create a tranquil space in your home and garden.
- How to stay independent: In-home technologies and design features that allow aging adults to stay in their own home.
Want more? Be sure to attend one of the 40 free educational seminars in the Education Theater at the end of aisle 1100 for cutting edge gardening and home improvement ideas. The schedule is located online, here.
Bring the whole family! There is plenty to do for children of all ages including:
- American Family Insurance Kid’s Zone: Complete with a playground, games and other activities.
- Be the master of your own backyard: Water, deck and patio features, plus technology that will make you the envy of every neighbor.
- Gardening as a physical therapy tool: Check out the Zen Garden to see how therapeutic gardening can be, and get tips on how to add tranquility to your own space at home.
Give yourself plenty of time to spend on the showroom floor. With 11 gardens, and more than 1,400 booths and 650 companies to visit, you’ll want to plan ahead so you have time to take it all in. Here are five things that you don’t want to miss at this year’s show:
- The Special Olympics Colorado Entry Garden, a 5,500-square-foot interactive sports-themed garden at the main entrance of the show. Join us for special athlete meet and greets and award ceremonies throughout the show.
- The annual grant ceremony, taking place on the show floor on Friday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m., where more than $500,000 will be awarded in grants to local organizations, thanks to ticket proceeds from the show.
- The annual flower sale, starting at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, where you can fill your home with fresh flowers for just $2 per pot. Proceeds support the Arvada Rotary. Find the flowers at the main entrance of the show.
- The Colorado State University Educational Garden, where Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips, from intro to gardening 101 to expert advice on navigating insects, Colorado’s arid climate, and more.
- Sweet Times in the Rockies cake show. See and vote on all the entries on display during the show, or sign up and compete yourself! Divisions range from Youth-Adult Master so everyone in the family can compete or challenge a friend.
The 61st annual Colorado Garden & Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center runs Saturday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, March 1, 2020.
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