Low-Water Gardening Made Easy
Garden In A Box offers a simple approach to water-wise gardening. The Center for ReSource Conservation’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 14-30 starter plants, a comprehensive Plant and Care Guide, 1-3 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, see if your city is listed here.
Gardens on Sale Now!
NEW! Bring the colorful life & beauty of butterflies to your landscape with this 60 sq ft perennial garden featuring 17 eye-catching plants!$116.00
NEW! Brighten the shaded areas of your yard with this 60 sq ft perennial garden featuring 18 partial shade Xeric plants.$116.00
Xeric Greatest Hits II
NEW! Add a splash of color to your garden just where you need it with these 14 popular Xeric plants.$74.00
Xeric Greatest Hits
Add a splash of color to your garden just where you need it with these 14 popular Xeric plants designed to fill in the gaps in your existing garden.$74.00
Welcome butterflies, bees and birds into your yard with this 60 sq ft perennial garden featuring 15 full sun Xeric plants.$104.00
Honey Bee Heaven
Invite and enjoy the buzzin’ bees all summer with this 72 sq ft perennial garden featuring 23 full sun Xeric plants.$129.00
Seasons of Shade
Relax in your yard’s dappled shade with this 95 sq ft perennial garden featuring 29 partial shade Xeric plants.$149.00
Rocky Mountain Retreat
Add year-round appeal to your garden with this 96 sq ft perennial garden featuring 28 full sun Xeric plants.$144.00
Most simply put, “Garden In A Box” is an easy, professionally designed, do it yourself Xeric (low water) or veggie garden kit.
Gardens include 14-30 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!
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.
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 2017 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 May 6th
- Boulder County, ReSource, 6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, 9am-12pm
- Arvada/Westminster, Municipal Service Center, 6575 W 88th Ave, Westminster, 9am-12pm
- Thursday May 11th
- Loveland, Loveland Service Center, 200 North Wilson Ave, 4-7pm
- Saturday May 13th
- Golden, Public Works/Planning Office, 1445 10th St, 9am-12pm
- Longmont, Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 18 S. Sunset St, 9am-12pm
- South Denver/Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec St, 9am-12pm
- Thursday May 18th
- Adams County (Thornton, Northglenn, Brighton), Adams County Fairgrounds, North Parking Lot at Waymire Dome, 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton, CO 80601, 4-7pm
- Saturday May 20th
- Denver, Auraria Campus, Elm Parking Lot, 1201 5th Street, Denver, CO 80204 9am-12pm
- Boulder County, JAX Mercantile, 400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, 9am-12pm
- Greeley and Windsor, Greeley Xeric Garden, 2503 Reservoir Rd, 9am-12pm
- Wednesday May 24th
- Arvada, Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St, 4-7pm
- Thursday May 25th
- Denver, Force Elementary School, 1550 S. Wolff St, 4-7pm
- Thursday June 1st
- Boulder County, ReSource, 6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, 4-7pm
- Saturday June 3rd
- Castle Rock, Castle Rock Water, 175 Kellogg Court, 9am-12pm
- Denver, Edison Elementary School, 3350 Quitman St, 9am-12pm
- Fort Collins, Front Range Community College, 4616 S. Shields Street, 9am-12pm
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 the first week of March, and, depending on availability, sales close in late May or early June.
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’x1’ trays of plants, so please plan accordingly.
Gardens with one 2 ft. x 1 ft. tray:
• Pollinators’ Paradise
• Xeric Greatest Hits
• Spaghetti Dinner
Gardens with two 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays:
• Sunset Garden
• Honey Bee Heaven
• Rocky Mountain Retreat
• Seasons of Shade
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 our all-organic vegetable plants are grown at Elliott Gardens in Denver.