Garden in a Box

Honey Bee Heaven

Designed By: Bill Melvin of Ecoscape Environmental Design

$136.00

Save $25 in participating cities on select products. Applied at checkout. Learn more
  • Covers: 72 sq. ft.
  • Includes: 23 starter plants in 4-inch pots
  • Exposure: Full Sun (requires a minimum of 6 hours per day)

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Description

Our 2017 customer favorite is back! Thanks to its native edge and pollinator appeal, the Honey Bee Heaven Garden strives to mirror the natural landscape and invites pollinators to enjoy in its delights. With its vibrant display of colors ranging from – yellow to purple to orange – this garden is sure to bring beauty and biodiversity to your landscape. Happy bees, birds and butterflies will enjoy visiting each and every plant, but, especially, the Native Bee Balm, Pineleaf Penstemon, Coronado® Hyssop, and Garden Sage! Honey Bee Heaven showcases 23 pollinator-attracting xeric perennials for full sun, so enjoy the buzzin’ bees all summer long with this 100 sq. ft. charmer.


Product Details

  • Covers: 72 sq. ft.
  • Includes:
    • 23 starter plants with 14 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 1 plant by number layout option (12 ft. x 6 ft. rectangle)
  • Exposure: Full Sun (requires a minimum of 6 hours of full sun per day)
  • Mature Height: 6 in. to 3.5 ft.
  • Hardy To: 6,000 feet
  • Colorful: Spring to Fall
  • Benefits: Locally grown and pollinator friendly


What To Expect

  • Xeric Gardens feature anywhere from 14 to 30 starter plants in 4-inch pots. Plants will be small relative to their mature size, and they will not be in full bloom.
  • During the 1st and 2nd growing season, your xeric plants will be in the establishment phase – requiring regular watering to encourage a deep taproot system, and not yet having reached their full size.
  • On average, allow 3 years for your Xeriscape garden to reach full maturity!
  • Gardens will easily fit in a small car. One garden will come in either one or two 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays (pictured left).

Garden Varieties / Plant Specifics


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 14-32 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 months of May and early June. (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 the Honey Bee Heaven garden?

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

2018 Participating cities include:

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

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 Greenhouse in Fort Collins. Our all-organic vegetable plants are grown at Elliott 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. See our general FAQ’s for plant-health related issues. 

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What Customers Say

A Great Experience

“This was my first year purchasing Garden In A Box, love it and will be back next year. The plants are all doing well, love receiving the planting designs. Pick up went so smoothly, thanks for a great experience.”

Denver Water Customer

Sustainability Made Easy

“This is such a wonderful program for those of us who want to do something to be more sustainable in our use of water. The volunteer distribution in Boulder was amazing. I will be planting more of these gardens.”

City of Boulder Customer

3 Years of Spectacular Gardens

“I love this program. I have participated the last 3 years and every one of the gardens is spectacular.”

City of Westminster Customer