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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Annual Fairy Garden House Contest Sprouts Up at YRBP

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 19, 2020-Whether you are looking for an interactive project for your kids while they are home from school, or a brief escape from reality and current events, the Yampa River Botanic Park’s Fairy Garden House Contest provides a perfect opportunity to get creative this spring, all while transporting yourself to a world of fun and fantasy. 

This spring, the Yampa River Botanic Park will once again host its annual Fairy Garden House Contest. The contest is open to children of all ages, but one builder must be under 12 years of age.

Designs must be no larger than 18 inches square, and 12 inches high, and need to be made of natural materials, such as wood, stone and sand, no plastic. Most themes are welcome, but no religious or political themes.

Entries are due no later than June 11, 2020. Judging will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12 by the Yampa River Botanic Park Design Committee. Winners will receive an annual membership to the Yampa River Botanic Park and other special prizes. All the submissions will be featured in the park’s Fairy Garden throughout the summer.

Once a sprawling horse pasture, the six-acre Yampa River Botanic Park is now home to more than 50 unique gardens, thousands of plant and animal species and hosts special events of all shapes and sizes. An innovative experiment in private/public partnerships, the Botanic Park is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk, May 1 through October 31.

For more information visit, or contact the Yampa River Botanic Park via email at or at 970-846-5172. 


Jennifer MacNeil, Executive Director, Yampa River Botanic Park, 970.846.5172 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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