The Colorado Home and Garden Show provides gives more than 600 companies a chance to showcase their products and interact with clientele.
Vendors sowed seeds of home improvement at the 2016 Colorado Garden & Home Show, which kicked off Saturday and lasts until Feb. 21.
The event is a marketing marvel for more than 600 companies that filled the Colorado Convention Center in Denver to showcase a variety of products ranging from garden tools to window treatments.
“For a lot of the businesses here, it’s the only marketing they do all year,” said Jim Fricke, executive director of the Colorado Garden Foundation. “They use it to jump-start their companies and meet customers.”
Laura Heath, owner of Town & Country Landscaping, said the show put her company on the map. She’s been exhibiting her landscapes there since 2005. This year, her company was responsible for the 5,500-square-foot entry garden.
Heath said most of her clients can be traced back to the home and garden show.
“Each garden show provides about 90 percent of our business for the year,” Heath said. “If it’s not from the garden show, it probably came from a previous show.”