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 14-32 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, see if your city is listed here.

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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) or veggie garden kit.

Gardens include 14-32 starter plants that come in either 4” or 2.5” pots. These plants come in rectangular 2’x1’ 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 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 2016 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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Where are the 2016 Garden In A Box pick up locations?

  • Thursday September 21st
    • Denver, Edison Elementary School, 3350 Quitman St, 4:30-7:30pm
  • Saturday September 24th
    • Boulder, ReSource, 6400 Arapahoe Rd, 9am-12pm

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When do gardens go on sale?

Typically, gardens go on sale the first week of March, and, depending on availability, sales close in late May or early June.

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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’x1’ trays of plants, so please plan accordingly.

Gardens with one 2’x1’tray:
• Spring Awakening
• Xeric Greatest Hits
• Savory Seasonings
• Victory Garden

Gardens with two 2’x1’ trays:
• Cool Connection
• Bees ‘n Blooms
• Rocky Mountain Retreat
• Shades of Summer

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Can I change my order or pick up date?

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 gardeninfo@conservationcenter.org.

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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 our all-organic vegetable plants are grown at Elliott Gardens in Denver.

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