The Colorado Garden & Home Show features a Design Specialty Flower Show presented by the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs (CFGC).  This year’s theme is “Hats Off to Gardening”.  The juried competition of more than 68 inspiring floral designs creatively showcasing artistic interpretation of games played by children and adults was presented in this year show.

The flower show has three Divisions: 1) Design: “Dance Fever”, 2) Education: “Learning New Steps” and 3) Botanical Arts: “The Botany Boogie”.  Each division has different rules and requirements for the exhibitors. For example, alteration of fresh plant material with a topical application is not permitted but manipulation (bent, clipped or stripped) of fresh plant material is permitted.  Some of this year’s featured entries are named “Moon Walk”, “Jitterbug Flutter”, “Moonlight Waltz”,  “Snake Dance” and “Irish Two Step”, just to name a few.

Exhibitors will be honored with the following top National Garden Club and CFGC awards: Award of Design Excellence, Designer’s Choice Award, Petite Award, Club Competition Award, Educational Award, Botanical Arts Design Award, Award of Merit, Sweepstakes Award, Judges Council Award and the Colorado Garden Show Director’s Award.

The Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs is dedicated to educating the gardening public with Flower Show Schools & Symposiums, Horticulture/Gardening, Landscape Design, and Environmental Schools.  Visitors are encouraged to use their creativity in trying fresh design approaches as well as a variety of new plant species in their gardens and home. For more information, please visit www.ColoradoGardenClubs.org