Hours of Operation
Yes, we are open!
Monday-Friday 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday 9:00 – 6:00
December 24th we are open from 9:00-2:00
We will be closed from December 25th – January 1st for the Holidays and inventory.
We will be back open on January 2nd.
Hours then will be:
Sunday -Friday 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday 9:00 – 5:00
Country Fair Facts
The Gerace family’s garden legacy began in 1948, when Alex Gerace and his wife Esther planted vegetables to feed their family and tended their fields with a horse-drawn plow.
Country Fair Garden Center: Your Source for Herb Plants, Seeds, and Starters in Denver, CO
Herbs are hearty plants that provide health benefits, not to mention tantalizing aromas to your cooking. The dry Denver climate poses many challenges for getting your herbs to flourish and thrive. Additionally, there are thousands of varieties of herbs. Knowing which species of a specific herb is best for your garden is information you can learn at the Country Fair Garden Center. Our professional and friendly staff enjoys helping all levels of gardeners—from the novice to the expert. We offer the right plants, seeds, and starters for your Denver herb garden and we provide the unique instructions for successfully growing your herbs.
About Country Fair Garden Center: A Family Tradition
The Gerace family traces their roots in gardening to 1948, when Al and Esther plowed their fields with a horse-drawn plow. Growing vegetables and herbs were essential for keeping their family fed. Today, three generations of the Gerace family operate the Country Fair Garden Center, sharing their valuable gardening knowledge with others.
Denver has a different climate that requires a special approach for successfully growing vegetables and herbs. The Gerace family's rich history and experience with this climate and plants are what sets them apart from other garden centers.
There's no better place to select the right herb plants for your garden, patio, or indoor container. You may enter the garden center feeling uncertain but our team members will have you feeling confident when you leave with your new plants.
In addition to plants, the garden center is a one-stop shop for all things garden. Containers, gardening tools, potting soil, and garden gloves provide the time-saving convenience you need to get home and get started with your planting.
Herb Plants and the Denver Climate
The multiple species of herbs are enough to confuse even the most experienced gardener. The herb plants, seeds, and starters at Country Fair Garden Center are varieties specifically for the Denver climate. Big box stores aren't often as specific with their offerings, meaning a plant you purchase in Denver may thrive better in a different state rather than your garden.
Country Fair Garden Center is proud to offer specific varieties of the following herbs for Denver gardens:
- And more!
Herbs make for great plants, producing a fragrant aroma for your yard or home. The flexibility of growing herbs indoors or out is another attractive feature of these plants.
They love soil that is free-draining and sunny breezy locations at your home. Plant new, starter plants from the garden center in a slightly larger container, one approximately two inches larger in diameter. Anything larger may cause the young plant to rot, as the soil will remain too wet for the volume of roots.
The Flexible Use of Herbs
You don't have to be a gourmet cook to appreciate the culinary benefits of herbs. Chances are, dishes you already make can benefit from a pinch of herb flavoring, transforming your dish from ordinary to extraordinary. Here are a few examples of how a little herb can make your daily diet a little more favorable:
- Add fresh mint leaves to a glass of ice tea
- Stir fresh basil, parsley, or mint with grilled zucchini or saute with green beans
- Mix fresh parsley or dill with boiled or mashed potatoes
- Add fresh or dried parsley or dill to your scrambled eggs
- Increase the flavor to your jar of pasta sauce with chopped basil
Not only will your food taste better, but you'll enjoy the convenience of having your own fresh herbs on hand. Herbs are a healthy and inexpensive way to create a new dish or to add extra flavor to a favorite family recipe. As for health benefits, several herbs, including parsley, contain significant amounts of the essential vitamins A, C, and K. Did you know that you can freeze herbs? Simply add chopped herbs to ice cube trays and freeze. You now have handy herb cubes for future use in soups and sauces.
The Country Fair Garden Center Difference
No matter what type of herbs or how many herbs you want to grow, the staff at Country Fair Garden Center can help! We take great pride in guiding our customers to the best selection for their plans. No question is too silly or too hard. We are here to help our fellow Colorado residents succeed in developing the garden they envision.
We believe the key difference between Country Fair Garden Center and others is our commitment to providing the hardiest plants possible. With our partnering company Hardy Boy Plants, we provide multiple choices of healthy plants that thrive in the Denver climate.
Come see the difference for yourself. Come to one of Country Fair Garden Center's two locations, in Denver and Arvada, to browse the greenhouse, store products, and get any questions you have answered. You'll find yourself developing a green thumb in no time at all. If you're already well-versed in gardening, you still might learn something new.
Our professional team is always learning and giving back to our community. From seed programs for local schools to other community initiatives, we love what we do and we love sharing our knowledge.
If you're contemplating an herb garden but are unsure of how to take the first step, contact us. With more than 70 years of experience, the Gerace family is ready to help you with their great customer service.
Don't trust your dreams of a thriving herb garden to just any box store. Head to where the experience with the Denver climate and the hardiest plants in the area live, at the Country Fair Garden Center.
We offer convenient hours at both our Denver and Arvada locations. Start your herb garden today and start imagining the possibilities for adding rich aromas and favorable seasonings to your future meals. The Gerace family looks forward to welcoming you and helping you discover the joys of gardening. The Denver climate is dry but growing your own herbs and even vegetables are possible. Learn how by stopping by the Country Fair Garden Center today.
The Experience of Creating Colorado Gardens
For years, Country Fair Garden Center has been serving the Denver area with everything to make Colorado gardens and homes unique and beautiful. We are a family-owned and family-operated business that’s been providing trusted customer service for decades. Our extensive garden shop offers everything you need for your urban garden!
Find the Country Fair Garden Center Denver garden shop in the South Lowry Square Shopping Center, on the southwest corner of Leetsdale and Quebec at:
Country Fair Garden Center in South Denver
7150 Leetsdale Drive #415
Denver, CO 80224