Gnomes have a reputation for hoarding gold and jewels. Lucky for us, Gus is a little more generous than your average garden variety gnome. From May 20, 2017 through August 18, 2017 he will be giving away Fort Collins Nursery gift cards and other great prizes to people who are intrepid enough to find him!
Who is Gus?
Gus is the coveted prize for the highest bidder at the annual CNGA Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association(CNGA) Industry Celebration, a fund raiser for the Colorado Horticulture Research & Education Foundation (CHREF). Funds raised from this annual auction play a role in developing new leaders and applied science for the nursery and greenhouse industry. CHREF has contributed more than $217,500 to research and more than $230,400 to scholarships since the mid 80’s.
Gus is said to bring good luck to whichever bidder wins him each year, and we feel very fortunate to have him hiding out at our beautiful nursery this year!
It’s easy to win. All you need is a camera, a Facebook or Instagram account, and a sense of adventure!
Here’s how to enter:
- Follow Fort Collins Nursery on Facebook or Instagram
- Visit Fort Collins Nursery and find Gus. He will be hanging out somewhere in our retail area. He will move around often, as gnomes are known to get curious and wander off.
- Once you’ve located Gus, take a selfie with him.
- Share your selfie on Instagram with the hashtag #GusTheGnome or post them directly to our Facebook page.
- Win weekly prizes!
- Enter again for more chances to win. Drawings will be held each Friday based on that week’s entries.
What you can win:
- We have gift cards, concert tickets, and merchandise! Each Friday we will randomly select from the previous week’s entries, so visit often, find Gus, and increase your chances of winning. See Official Rules for details.
Originally published on May 20th, 2017. Updated on May 31st, 2017.