Low-Water Gardening Made Easy

Garden In A Box offers a simple approach to water-wise gardening. Resource Central’s professionally designed gardens contain perennial, xeric (low water) plants for your landscaping needs. Homeowners, communities, and HOAs can plant the gardens to replace turf, reduce watering requirements, and otherwise improve conservation practices for their landscapes.

Professional Designs, Expert Advice

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, your Garden In A Box will take the guesswork out of beautifying your landscape and reducing water use at the same time. Each garden kit comes with 14-32 starter plants, a comprehensive Plant and Care Guide, at least 1 plant by number map, educational resources about water conservation practices and the principles of Xeriscape, and other valuable information that helps you support water conservation with sustainable practices.

Save more – apply your discount!

Garden discounts are offered in partnership with local and regional water utilities and municipalities. Gardens are also available to customers outside these partnerships and are very competitively priced. To see if you qualify for a discount through your city, see if your city is listed here.

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What is a “Garden In A Box” and what does it include?

Most simply put, “Garden In A Box” is an easy, professionally designed, do it yourself xeric (low water) perennial or veggie garden kit.

Gardens include 14-32 starter plants that come in either 4-inch or 2.5-inch pots. These plants come in rectangular 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays (see photo below), and will be hardened-off and ready to plant when you pick them up!

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Each garden also includes 1-3 professionally designed plant by number maps that make it easy to install your own perennial or vegetable garden at home, and a comprehensive Plant and Care Guide that includes everything you will need to know to prepare for, plant, and maintain your new garden.

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How do I get my Garden In A Box?

All gardens will be available for pick up at one of our convenient distribution locations during the month of May. (For the complete 2018 Garden In A Box pick up schedule, see below.) To select your pick up, you must “Proceed to Checkout” on our online store where you will then be prompted to select your pick up location, date, and time. We do not ship our plants. 

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How do I claim my $25 discount?

You may be eligible for a $25 discount on our pre-planned Xeriscape garden collection through your water provider. To claim your discount you will have to first “Proceed to Check Out” in the garden store where you will be prompted to select your water provider. Your discount(s) should then automatically be applied to your order.

Discounts are limited, so make sure you order your garden sooner rather than later! 

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Am I eligible for a $25 discount on a Garden In A Box?

Residents in participating cities can receive a $25 discount on xeric gardens as long as discounts are still available.

2018 Participating cities include:

  • Arvada
  • Brighton
  • Castle Rock
  • Centennial Water
  • Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District
  • Denver Water
  • Erie
  • Fort Collins
  • Frederick
  • Golden
  • Greeley
  • Lafayette
  • Lochbuie
  • Longmont
  • Louisville
  • Loveland Water and Power
  • Lyons
  • Northglenn
  • Superior
  • Thornton
  • Westminster

Whether you reside in a participating city or not, you may purchase a garden without the discount

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Where are the 2018 Garden In A Box pick up locations?

  • Saturday May 5th
    • Denver (South), Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 South Quebec St, 80111, 12pm-3pm
    • Westminster/Arvada, Westminster City Hall, 4800 West 92nd Ave, 80031, 12pm-3pm
  • Thursday May 10th
    • Loveland, Loveland Power & Water, 200 North Wilson Ave, 80537, 4pm-7pm
  • Saturday May 12th
    • Golden, Public Works/Planning Office, 1445 10th St, 80401, 12pm-3pm
    • Longmont, Longmont Service Center, 1100 South Sherman St, 80501 12pm-3pm
    • Boulder County, Resource Central, 6400 Arapahoe Rd, 80303, 12pm-3pm 
  • Thursday May 17th
    • Adams County (Brighton, Lochbuie, Northglenn, Thornton), Adams County Fairgrounds, North Parking Lot at Waymire Dome, 9755 Henderson Rd, 80601, 4pm-7pm
  • Saturday May 19th
    • Denver (Central), Auraria Campus, Elm Parking Lot, 1201 5th St, 80204, 12pm-3pm
    • Greeley, Greeley Xeric Gardens, 2503 Reservoir Rd, 80634, 12pm-3pm
    • Lafayette/Erie, City of Lafayette City Hall, 1290 South Public Rd, 80026, 12pm-3pm
  • Wednesday May 23rd
    • Arvada, Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St, 80004, 4pm-7pm
  • Thursday May 24th
    • Denver (West), Abraham Lincoln High School, 2285 South Federal Blvd, 80219, 5pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday May 30th
    • Boulder County, Resource Central, 6400 Arapahoe Rd, 80303, 4pm-7pm
  • Thursday May 31st
    • Highlands Ranch, Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Park Cir, 80129, 4pm-7pm 
  • Saturday June 2nd
    • Castle Rock, Castle Rock Water, 175 Kellogg Ct, 80109, 11am-2pm
    • Denver (Highlands), Edison Elementary School, 3350 Quitman St, 80212, 11am-2pm
    • Fort Collins, Front Range Community College, 4616 South Shields St, 80526, 11am-2pm

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I can't make it to my pick up. Can someone else pick up my garden?

Absolutely. Just make sure that they know the first and last name on the order and what exactly you ordered. 

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Does my Garden In A Box come with or in a box?

No, not exactly. Your Garden In A Box can easily be planted in a raised bed or garden “box,” but it does not include an actual box to plant the garden in. For full details on what your Garden In A Box does include, see above – “What is a ‘Garden In A Box’ and what does it include?” 

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Will the garden/s fit in my car?

Probably, but this will depend on how many gardens you have purchased. Each garden will come with either one or two 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays of plants, so please plan accordingly.

Gardens with one 2 ft. x 1 ft. tray:

  • Hummingbird Delight
  • Purple Reign
  • Xeric Greatest Hits
  • Victory Garden

Gardens with two 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays:

  • Butterfly Bounty
  • Colors of Colorado
  • Honey Bee Heaven
  • Painted Shade

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Where do the plants come from?

All our plants are born and raised in Colorado. Our perennial plants come from Little Valley Wholesale Nursery in Brighton, one of the largest and most reputable nurseries in Colorado, and Gulley Nursery in Fort Collins. Our vegetable gardens are grown by Elliot Gardens in Denver.

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Have the plants been treated with neonicotinoids?

No. None of our plants have ever been treated with neonicotinoids. 

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What is your return policy?

Refunds are accepted until 10 business days prior to your requested pick up. Once you have received your garden there are no exchanges or returns. 

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For additional FAQs and program details view our How It Works page.