61st Annual Colorado Garden & Home Show Opens Doors Saturday, Feb. 22nd

January 22­­, 2020 (DENVER) – The 61st Colorado Garden & Home Show, produced by the Colorado Garden Foundation with support from title sponsor Bellco Credit Union, will take place Feb. 22-March 1, 2020 at the Colorado Convention Center.

For more than 60 years, the Show has been an inspirational oasis for gardeners and home improvement enthusiasts alike. Over the course of nine days, the 400,000 square feet of the Convention Center is transformed into a marketplace of some 650 companies from Colorado, across the country and Canada.

“We are honored to have Bellco return as our title sponsor,” said Jim Fricke, Executive Director, Colorado Garden Foundation. “Their support and grant matching over the years have been indispensable to helping us achieve our mission of supporting programs that further Colorado’s horticultural industry.”

Bellco annually makes matching grant contributions to the Foundation’s grant and scholarship program. To date, the Foundation has contributed more than $10 million to programs across the state, a significant portion of which includes Bellco’s matching dollars.  Bellco has matched more than $220,000 in grants since 2013.

“Bellco is proud to once again support the Colorado Garden and Home Show and the Colorado Garden Foundation’s important work in our community,” said Jody Soper, Vice President of Marketing, Bellco Credit Union. “The ability to contribute to and participate in the grant program is very important to us, and a highlight of our sponsorship each year.”

Below please find details about the show and the schedule.

WHAT:

Bellco presents the 61st Colorado Garden & Home Show, Feb. 22-March 1, 2020 The show features:

  • More than 650 companies from 25 states and Canada will introduce new technologies 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 including the Special Olympics Colorado themed entry garden.
  • The Hot Products Zone, a showcase of the latest trends and gardening and home improvement products
  • 40 free educational seminars and how-to demonstrations
  • Grant award ceremony on Feb. 28 by Colorado Garden Foundation, awarding more than $500k in grants to Colorado organizations, with funding coming directly from Show ticket sales
  • Flower sale on Feb. 26 ($2 per pot)
  • Kids Zone with a balloon artist, playground, coloring activities and more

WHEN: Feb. 22-March 1, 2020

Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Admission: General admission $12; senior ticket (at the door) $10; children 12 and under are free
  • 2 for 1 admission offered Monday, Feb. 24 – Thursday, Feb. 27

WHERE:

The Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

OTHER: One hundred percent of every ticket sold is awarded by the Colorado Garden Foundation in the form of grants and student scholarships, including one four-year, full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado institution.

In an effort to help local area food banks, the Colorado Garden & Home Show will offer $2 off admission on weekends (Fri-Sun) to attendees who present a non-perishable food item at the ticket window. Monday – Thursday, attendees can take advantage of 2 for 1 admission.  Discounts are not good with any other offer.

How to Get There

Parking is available at Empower Field at Mile High Lot C (I-25 at Colfax west to Federal Blvd) for $5 per vehicle, free shuttles are available to the Convention Center. Or, take the RTD Light Rail to the Convention Center.

About Colorado Garden Foundation

Colorado Garden Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, 501(c)(3), provides funds for horticultural-related grants and scholarships for the benefit of Colorado. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $10 million for horticultural projects and scholarships throughout the state. Colorado Garden Foundation presents the Colorado Fall Home Show focusing on home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living and the Colorado Garden & Home Show, the Rocky Mountain region’s largest, oldest and most prestigious consumer garden and home improvement show west of the Mississippi in February. For more information, visit ColoradoGardenFoundation.org, facebook.com/coloradogardenfoundation or Twitter and Instagram @cogardenfdn. The hashtag for the 61st Colorado Garden & Home Show is #Garden2020.

About Bellco Credit Union

Bellco is one of Colorado’s largest financial institutions, with $5 billion in assets and 25 branches in Colorado. Founded in 1936, Bellco offers a full range of financial products and services including mortgages, auto loans and checking accounts. Today, Bellco has more than 340,000 members who benefit from the advantages of a credit union, including lower interest rates on loans, higher yields on savings, and access to thousands of ATMs nationwide. Connect with Bellco on Facebook and Twitter. Bellco is Federally Insured by NCUA and is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender.

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DAILY COLORADO GARDEN & HOME SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Below are some of this year’s most topical theater sessions and show highlights, for a full list of events visit, click here

Interview opportunities with theater presenters and companies showing new and trending products.

Sat., Feb. 22

  • Colorado State University’s best of annuals and top performing perennials, 12 p.m
  • American Family Insurance Kid’s Zone – playground, games, activities and more.

Sun., Feb. 23

  • HOA watersmart landscape conversions that save money, 3 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 24

  • Monday- Thursday is 2FER DAY at the Colorado Garden & Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center. All admission to the show is TWO for the price of ONE!
  • Designing your space for improved health and mood, 2 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 25

  • 2FER DAY at the Colorado Garden & Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center. All admission to the show is TWO for the price of ONE!
  • Medicinal plants for your garden, 1 p.m.

Wed., Feb 26

  • 2FER DAY at the Colorado Garden & Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center. All admission to the show is TWO for the price of ONE!
  • Best management practices for earth friendly gardening and basic garden maintenance, 2 p.m.
  • Today is the Colorado Garden & Home Show flower sale! Attendees can buy perennials for $2 per pot starting at noon! Proceeds go to the Arvada Rotary. Why not get a few pots for your sweetheart or home? Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.

Thurs., Feb. 27

  • 2FER DAY at the Colorado Garden & Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center. All admission to the show is TWO for the price of ONE!
  • Plant select – 2020 plants and more, 1 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 28

  • Grant award ceremony at 1 p.m.– Colorado Garden Foundation awarding more than $500,000 in grants including Bellco matching grants of $27,500

Sat., Feb. 29

  • Safety for seniors, 11 a.m.

Sun., March 1

  • After the show ends approximately 20 local metro area Rotary Clubs will converge on the Convention Center to box nearly 7,500 flowers and prepare them for delivery to nearly 60 local nursing homes the following Monday. This is the 22nd year Rotarians have managed the nursing home flower delivery program.
  • How to establish a kitchen and bathroom budget, 2 p.m.

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