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Posted on: October 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Yampa River Botanic Park Hosts 2nd Annual Bulb Benefit

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-October 1, 2021-Fall is the perfect time of year to plant bulbs that will send up beautiful blooms next spring. After the original date was rescheduled due to shipping delays, the 2nd Annual Bulb & Peony Benefit is set to bloom next week. 

The annual event, hosted by the Yampa River Botanic Park, will take place on October 4 and 5 at the Trillium House, located inside the park. The benefit will feature a hand-picked selection of unique and remarkable bulbs that thrive in the Yampa River Valley. The selection of bulbs was chosen for their form, color, fragrance, and hardiness, many of which you can’t typically find locally. 

Varieties of daffodils, tulips, allium, fritillaria, fall blooming crocus, peonies, garlic, and more promise to dazzle and delight. Bulbs for forcing including paperwhites, hyacinths, and amaryllis will also be available. In addition, a special collection for bees and butterflies that features 50 yellow flowering bulbs, providing 6 months of pollinator nutrition will also be available. 

Routt County Master Gardeners and Yampa River Botanic Park staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer suggestions for successful planting. 

Members Only hours are October 4 from 10 am to 2 pm. The public is welcome to shop October 4 from 2 pm to 6 pm and October 5 from 10 am to 2 pm. Mark your calendars and come early, the benefit sold out in record time last year. If you are not a member of the Yampa River Botanic Park and would like to shop early on October 4, please visit and join today. 

Once a sprawling horse pasture, the six-acre Yampa River Botanic Park is now home to more than 60 unique gardens, thousands of plant species, animals, 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, through October 31. 

For ongoing updates on the Park’s various fall programs and events, visit, or find us on Facebook at Yampa River Botanic Park.


Jennifer MacNeil, Executive Director, Yampa River Botanic Park, 970.846.5172 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970-871-7031 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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