Garden in a Box

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The City of Wheat Ridge and Sustainable Wheat Ridge have partnered with Resource Central again in 2024 to offer the Garden in a Box program at discounted prices. Pre-designed garden kits contain plants that are made for Colorado soil, and the simple plant-by-number maps take the guesswork out of buying and planting. Plus, the garden kits can help neighbors save around 7,300 gallons of water over the lifetime of your garden compared to a traditional grass lawn (not to mention savings on the water bill!).

Top Program Benefits:

Easy: With Garden In A Box's collection of starter plants, plant-by-number maps and plant care guides, low-water landscaping doesn't have to be intimidating. You just pick up the pre-ordered plants at your selected pick up event, then take them home and plant them according to the maps. Follow the watering guidelines and seasonal care for your garden, then spend all the time (and money) you save simply enjoying the summer.

Pollinator and Wildlife Supporting: There's no need to have any doubts about whether Garden In A Box is right for your Colorado yard - just ask the millions of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators who flock to these blooms in the wild! With natural pollinator habitats disappearing, you can help provide them a new home while enjoying both your beautiful winged visitors and the colorful blooms that attract them. 

Waterwise: We all know the true value of water is much higher than just the price you pay on your utility bill. Water is essential for the life that we love - in addition to basics like drinking water and farming, it also fuels our recreation, businesses, and much more. In a dry state like Colorado, it's particularly important for each of us to play our part, however small, in conserving this resource. Garden In A Box makes it easy to start saving water today.

Infographic showing the Garden In A Box process from start to finish.