Garden In A Box Anniversary Giveaway

Celebrating 20 Years of Waterwise Gardening

Over the past 20 years, Garden In A Box has helped residents save an estimated 278,000,000 gallons of water and helped make waterwise landscaping the new norm. Garden In A Box has become a well-loved and popular way to garden in Colorado. In fact, most new participants tell us they heard about the program from a friend or neighbor! 

To highlight stories of the ripple effect of Garden In A Box, we are hosting a garden giveaway contest!

The Prize

  • 20 grand-prize winners will receive one free Garden In A Box kit for pickup in May or June.
  • The kit includes starter plants suitable for your yard’s sun exposure, plant-by-number maps, and plant care information.
  • Limited to one winner per planting address.

The Giveaway Application has closed. If you’ve already applied, look out for an email on Friday, March 31 for the winner announcement!

How to Enter the Contest

In an effort to spread the word about waterwise gardening we are asking you, our inspiring customers, to nominate someone in your community who may benefit from a free, low-water garden.

  1. Fill out the application online.
  2. Submit a quick video sharing what Garden In A Box means to you and a little about who you are nominating and why. 
    • Think short and simple. Smart phone videos are perfect. 
    • Take a look at the FAQs below for tips on how to submit your video.

All applications must be submitted by Monday, March 20, 2023. Winners will be chosen and notified by Friday, March 31, 2023 @ 2 PM. 

Winner Selection

The 20 winners will be selected by Resource Central staff based on the following criteria, judged on a 5-point scale:

  • Overall creativity
  • Potential for water savings impact
  • Potential for exposure to other community members

Contest FAQs

What format should my video be in and how do I submit it?

We encourage you to film your video on your smart phone, so the default format of your iPhone (MOV, HVEC) or Android (MP4) is great! Tip: When filming on your smartphone, hold it horizontally for best results!

Options for submitting your video:

  1. Gmail/Google Drive. Email the video as an attachment to with the subject line “Garden Giveaway Video: [Your Name that appears on your application]. If the video is a large file, the system may automatically compress it in order to send via email – that’s just fine!
    1. Alternatively, the video can be sent using a Google Drive link, just be sure to update the permission settings to share the file with
  2. Vimeo or Youtube. If you have an account on either of these sites, feel free to upload video to your channel and share the link with us via email.
  3. Dropbox. Use your existing profile or create a free profile on Upload your file and share it with the Garden In A Box account,

We want to make this easy! With any questions on video submission email Ali at

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Who can I nominate?

You are welcome to nominate an individual or a group, organization, or entity here in Colorado. All we ask is that you or the nominee is able to pickup and plant the garden this year. Perhaps a neighbor has been admiring your waterwise yard but they haven’t made the switch yet. Maybe your kid’s school could use a pollinator-friendly garden to spruce up the school entrance. Maybe there are several of you on the block who are looking to remove grass in a common space and put in low-water gardens; you could nominate this neighborhood group. Maybe a facility you volunteer at is looking to reduce their water use. Creativity is encouraged here!

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Can I nominate myself?

Yes! You’re more than welcome to nominate yourself. We are eager to hear your story and how winning a Garden In A Box might impact you. 

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May I apply for this giveaway and also order additional gardens?

Yes! As always, there is no limit to the number of gardens you are able to purchase. Go ahead and order the gardens you want and if you win this giveaway we are happy to refund your existing order. 

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How will I know if I won?

We will email you by March 31, 2023 at 2pm if you have been selected as one of the 20 winners. Please check your spam folder. We will also update this Giveaway Contest page with the winners on March 31st. 

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Have Questions?

Email Ali at