Each year, over 60,000 Coloradoans (and people from all over the country) look forward to one of the best gardening shows in the nation: the Colorado Garden and Home Show. Always taking place at the Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver, this show has fast become a favorite in the Denver area for the past 20 years.
The Colorado Garden and Home Show is a unique annual event that showcases the latest and greatest products and services for the home and garden. Over 650 companies from the US and Canada set up booths at the Garden and Home Show, which includes the help of approximately 3000 workers from exhibiting companies, gardeners, and Convention Center staff.
Besides attending the Colorado Garden and Home Show just for the fun of it, there is also good reason to attend. The Garden and Home Show is famous for giving back to the gardening and horticultural community in the form of grants, scholarships, and donations to various organizations and individuals throughout the state of Colorado. Part of the proceeds from this annual show goes toward the support of horticultural activities throughout the state.
Over the years, the CO Garden and Home Show has contributed to various botanic and gardening projects such as those at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Historic Rose Garden, the Western Colorado Botanical Society’s “Weddle Native Colorado Garden” – and much more.
Many of the show’s proceeds also go toward horticulture research at Colorado State University’s College of Agriculture and individual research efforts at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
The Colorado Garden and Home Show also provides scholarships for Colorado students who will study floriculture, horticultural science and business, nursery management, turf grass management, landscape design or landscape management.
Colorado Garden Show, Inc, the company behind the Colorado Garden and Home Show, also provides grants for horticultural efforts such as tree and plant material purchases, school landscape improvements, community gardens, and educational as well as research programs with organizations throughout Colorado.
This has become a yearly event for many families and companies in Colorado and beyond.