Changing Landscape

Ho’s Beautiful Gardens
18105 E Alamo Dr.
Centennial, CO 80015
Tel: 303.601.4564

From the hot and steamy Mekong delta of Vietnam to the arid landscape of Denver’s high desert plains, Tien Ho has successfully transplanted himself into our community. Mr. Ho of Ho’s Beautiful Gardens does residential and commercial landscaping here on the Front Range. He has a driving passion for his work, but it’s not money or financial success that drives him; it’s the pleasure of a job well done.
Drawing upon his vast experience as a farmer and gardener back in Vietnam, Ho opened Ho’s Beautiful Gardens in 1992, choosing landscaping as a profession because the overwhelming sense of accomplishment he gets from completing a job. When he sees the finished garden, he revels in the idea that he has created something permanent out of nothing, and it makes him happy. Honor – not greed – is his primary motivation. He does a hard days’ work for fair pay.
And this sense of accomplishment is well-deserved too. With only a few hand tools, wheelbarrows and raw materials, Ho can install a deep fish, or reflecting pond complete with a waterfall for ambiance, a complex automatic sprinkler system buried under flagstone or paver walkways, open or covered patios, stone retaining walls, wooden decks with built-in spas, lined with accent lighting. And into this sturdy infrastructure he will seed, root and nurture green plants of all shapes and sizes, shade or fruit trees, flowers of all colors, ground covers, aromatic herbs or evergreens, standing finally like a modern-day hanging gardens of Babylon. In other words: if you can imagine it, Ho can build it. And just like that, he has transformed your barren back yard into an oasis surrounded by subtly guarding privacy fences, a stress-free and self perpetuating sanctuary to pass the warm days of green summer.

Chinese Earthquake Relief Concert

Sichuan hospitals are being overwhelmed by the hundreds of thousands of victims of the devastating earthquake in the Sichuan province of China last month, including many school-aged children. Consequently, there is an urgent need for medical supplies. ProjectCURE has generously agreed to donate $1.2 million in supplies, but left the cost of transport up to The Chinese Earthquake Fund (CEF). On June 14th CEF held two concerts in an effort to cover a portion the cost of shipping.
Four gifted performers from C Jianxia Zhou Cultural Center in Toronto volunteered their time and talents for the evening’s event, including coloratura soprano Jianxia Zhou, tenor Ximing Gao, Flutist Chunjie Wang, and soprano Yueqiu Zheng. The concerts were a great success. Through this effort, the Chinese Earthquake Fund has received significant donations, as well as constructive suggestions for moving forward. The first full-container of medical supplies (worth over $400,000) is at this moment steaming toward it’s final destination in China.
But there is still more to do. Two additional shipments are waiting to be transported, and donations are being accepted by checks mailed to Chinese Earthquake Fund, 17343 E. Lake Place, Aurora, CO 80016. You can also make your donation online through Paypal at or by wire or bank transfer to Chinese Earthquake Fund c/o US Bank, Account: 103677787360, Routing #: 102000021.
There is also a need for volunteer help. To donate your time, please contact (In Denver) Jan Bryant: 720.837.5592, Shou-Ching Tang: 720.271.0582, or Youg Zhou: 303.521.3856. (In Boulder) Jing Yin 303.960.6620. (In Greeley and Ft. Collins) Ruwang Sung: 970.352.5626, Fengping Gao: 970.301.7675. CEF sincerely appreciates your loving hearts and generosity.