Thursday, March 14, 2013

Attendance Grew 4.5% at 54th Colorado Garden & Home Show

The 54th Colorado Garden & Home Show, presented by Bellco, wrapped up its nine-day show with a total attendance of 53,406, resulting in nearly a 4.5 percent increase from 2012. More than 2,400 additional attendees admired the 14 gardens and spoke with exhibitors this year.

Additional Show Highlights:
  • Food Donation - Show attendees contributed 8,504 pounds of nonperishable food to local area food banks.
  • Annual Flower Sale - The Arvada Rotary sold 1,099 potted flowers during the annual flower sale on Feb. 13 for $2 per pot and ultimately raised $2,198,to support their scholarship fund.
  • Westminster Legacy Foundation Booth - In addition to the Colorado Garden Show's $50,000 grant, Colorado Garden & Home Show donated a booth to the Westminster Legacy Foundation for attendees to learn more about the Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park. Community donations were accepted and the Foundation raised $6,622 to support the development of this park.
  • Playhouse for Charity - Attendees voted to award the Denver Rescue Mission a 6'x8' custom-built playhouse. The runners-up, Denver CASA and Star Center, each received a $250 donation from the Colorado Garden Show.