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 14-29 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.

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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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FAQs

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 14-27 starter plants that come in 4-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 1-4 professionally designed plant by number maps that make it easy to install your own perennial 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 September. (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 Fall participating cities include:

  • Arvada
  • Centennial Water
  • Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District
  • Denver Water
  • Eaton
  • Fort Collins Utilities
  • Greeley
  • Loveland Water and Power
  • Northglenn
  • Westminster

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

* Xeric Greatest Hits is not eligible for the $25 discount

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

  • Saturday, September 15th
    • Boulder County, Resource Central, 6400 Arapahoe Rd, 80303, 12-3pm
    • Denver, Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec St, 80111, 12-3pm
  • Wednesday, September 19th
    • Highlands Ranch, Civic Green Park: 9370 Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, 4-7pm.  Please enter from Burgundy street (the east side) and drive west to pick up your gardens. The pick up will take place at the west end of Green Ash Street along the sidewalk.
  • Thursday, September 20th
    • Northglenn (Adams County), Maintenance and Operations Facility, 12301 Claude Ct, 80241, 4-7pm
  • Saturday, September 22nd
    • Westminster/Arvada, Westminster City Hall, 4800 W 92nd Ave, 80031, 12-3pm
    • Fort Collins/Loveland, Front Range Community College, 4616 S. Shields St, 80526, 12-3pm
  • Saturday, September 29th
    • Greeley/Eaton, Greeley Xeric Gardens, 2503 Reservoir Rd, 80634, 12-3pm

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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:

  • Purple Reign
  • Xeric Greatest Hits

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

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.

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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.