Bring the warmth of “golden hour” to your yard. This magical time, just before sunrise or sunset basks our Colorado foothills and mountains in golden, glowing light. Mimic this warmth all season long with the Golden Hour garden, perfect for planting along the Front Range and at our higher elevations. Designed by Annie Barrow of Denver Botanic Gardens in collaboration with Northern Water.
*Indicates plants that are native to our region. Learn more about our ‘native’ designation.
†We cannot guarantee deer or rabbit resistance.
Detailed Plant List
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Attracts: Bees, Birds
Golden Baby Goldenrod
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Mersea Yellow Pineleaf Penstemon
Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
Native Lavender Bee Balm
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
What To Expect
- Each garden contains starter plants in 4-inch pots.
- The plants will be small relative to their mature size and may not be in bloom.
- Occasionally things don't grow as planned. At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the color and feel of the original design.
What Customers Say
Xeriscape Made Easy
Thank you! This is the best program. We wanted to xeriscape our yard, but the price tag and knowledge of native plants were out of range. This made it possible and our front yard is gorgeous now.
Fort Collins Utilities customer
Right Plants, Right Place
Through the Garden In A Box program I have discovered so many valuable resources. So useful to this novice gardener as I am a transplant from the Northeast. Right plant, right place. Keep up the good work!
Town of Erie participant
Fantastic experience overall! I loved the choices for plants. The plant care guides and other info was invaluable.
City of Englewood participant