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Is it really summer if you haven’t walked through the burstlingly colorful rows of Colorado State University’s Flower Trial Garden?
With its flower-lined acres in bloom with both annuals and perennials, now is a great time to not only visit, but also vote for your favorite flowers in this year’s garden.
CSU will host its Public Evaluation Day at the trial garden, 1401 Remington St., from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 5 — welcoming industry experts and the general public to view and judge more than 1,200 varieties and nearly 400 new varieties of flowers to see which perform best in Colorado’s harsh growing conditions.
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How the flower voting will work
This free event starts at the trial garden’s gazebo, where CSU horticulture experts will be available to answer your questions. Guided 30-minute tours will take place at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., according to CSU.
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What else to do at Public Evaluation Day
Hal’s Coffee will be available for purchase. Free refreshments will also be available. Door prizes will be given out at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
The event will also include planting activities with free plants for kids.