Sick of the snow and changing weather and dreaming of a gorgeous yard full of fun parties, laughing kids and flowers galore? Search no further for a quick escape at the 57th Colorado Garden & Home Show, Feb. 13 – 21, 2016, which transforms 400,000 square feet of the Colorado Convention Center into a virtual marketplace of garden and home improvement ideas. Be sure to take the kids! They will love exploring the entry garden presented by Bellco with an outdoor expedition theme developed in partnership with Colorado Outward Bound School. The 5,500 sq. ft. garden will feature a climbing net for kids five and under, kayaks, tents, and information on Colorado’s beautiful outdoors.
What can I expect?
- More than 600 companies from 25 states and Canada to introduce new technologies and trends 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
- 11 inspiring landscaped gardens with rich colors, fragrances and textures
- The Hot Products Zone for must-have new gardening and home improvement products • 50 free educational seminars and how-to demonstrations
- Flower sale on Feb. 17 ($2 per pot)
- One hundred percent of every ticket sold is awarded throughout Colorado in the form of grants and student scholarships, including one four-year, full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado institution by the Colorado Garden Foundation. Last year they awarded over 600,000 in scholarships and grants.
What are the Hours, Admission and Where is it?
Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver
700 14th Street
Show hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, Noon – 8 p.m.
General Admission $12
Senior Ticket (at the door) $10
Children 12 and under free
Parking is available at Coors Field (Park Avenue exit at I-25, follow to Wazee) for $5 per vehicle and there is a free shuttle to the Convention Center. Or, take the RTD Light Rail to the convenient station located at the Convention Center.
**This is a guest post by Mary-Frances Main of DenverParent.net.
Blogging and writing since 2004, Mary-Frances was early on the scene. She’s written for a number of national publications including Divine Caroline (now owned by Meredith) as well as Posh Mama and is a National and Local Examiner. She has been featured on several other national sites.
She has been maintaining her original blogs since 2004. With varied interests she writes and maintains 3 blogs (including Denver Parent). She is editor and publisher Mid Century Style Magazine – a resourced for mid-century enthusiasts, including a directory of Mid-Century Motels.