Beyond the consumer aspect, the Home and Garden Show also acts as a nonprofit, donating $500,000 last year to agriculturally minded education programs and offering full-ride scholarships to students across Colorado. The show is very much locally focused, making sure that all money from ticket sales stays in the state. Once the event closes, volunteers from area rotary clubs take the thousands of leftover live flowers to more than sixty nursing homes in and around the city.
The Garden and Home Show starts today and continues through February 20 at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for children under twelve. For more information, go to www.gardeningcolorado.com or call 303-932-8100.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Feb. 14-18, 12-8 p.m. Starts: Feb. 12. Continues through Feb. 20, 2011