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, 1-4 plant by number maps, 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, take our eligibility quiz.
Most simply put, “Garden In A Box” is an easy, professionally designed, do it yourself xeric (low water) perennial garden 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!
Each garden also includes 1-4 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.
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.
- 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
Absolutely. Just make sure that they know the first and last name on the order and what exactly you ordered.
Typically, gardens go on sale during the first week of March, and, depending on availability, sales close in late May. For the fall season, gardens go on sale in July and, depending on availability, will continue through mid September.
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?”
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:
- Morning Sunrise
- Seasons of Shade
- Cool Connection
Yes. If you need to make changes to your order or pick up day please contact our customer service staff as soon as possible and we will make every effort to accommodate you. All changes must be made at least 10 days prior to your pick up or they cannot be guaranteed. Call 303.999.3820 x222 or email email@example.com.
All of 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.
No. None of our plants have ever been treated with neonicotinoids.
Garden In A Box is a living product and we will make every effort to provide you with healthy, viable plants at the time of pickup. If a plant you receive is unhealthy, please let us know within 48 hours of your pick up and we will do our best to replace your plant. After 48 hours in your care we are no longer responsible for the health of the plants. Call 303.999.3820 x222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend planting after the last frost date in Colorado, which is usually around May 15th. Fall is also a great time to plant! In the fall, we recommend planting before the first frost date, which is usually in the beginning of October. Either season, be sure to check the weather before planting, as Colorado is known for its unpredictable weather!
The ideal times of day to plant are morning and evening. The cool temperatures and gentle sunlight reduce stress on new plants.
Garden In A Box is designed as a do it yourself program, and, unfortunately, we do not have the staff capacity to offer planting services. If you are unable to plant your garden for any reason, consider asking a friend or a landscaper for assistance!
We offer both full sun and partial shade gardens. Our full sun plants require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, and our shade garden plants require at least 4 hours of direct or indirect sunlight per day.
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!
Residents in participating cities can receive a $25 discount as long as discounts are still available.
* Xeric Greatest Hits is not eligible for the $25 discount.
2018 Fall participating cities include:
- Centennial Water
- Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District
- Denver Water
- Fort Collins Utilities
- Loveland Water and Power
Whether you reside in a participating city or not, you may purchase a garden without the discount.
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. See Replacement Plant policy above for plant-health related issues.