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Sustainable Backyard

  Hours/Location

Hours

  • Open every day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open late (until 8 p.m.) every Wednesday (May-October)
  • Last paid entry is one hour prior to closing

Admission

Includes the Butterfly House
  • Adult: $11
  • Adult 65+/Military: $9
  • Child (2-17 yrs.): $8
  • Student w/ID: $8
  • Members are free

Contact/Location

Hours

  • Open every day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open late (until 8 p.m.) every Wednesday (May-October)
  • Last paid entry is one hour prior to closing

Admission

Includes the Butterfly House
  • Adult: $11
  • Adult 65+/Military: $9
  • Child (2-17 yrs.): $8
  • Student w/ID: $8
  • Members are free

Contact/Location

Year Opened: 2013

The Sustainable Backyard brings eco-conscious ideas to homeowners while demonstrating the use of many sustainable landscape materials. The Gardens, in partnership with the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC), installed its Sustainable Backyard (in just one day), on April 29, 2013 as part of the Planet National Day of Service. 

Featuring:

  • Drip irrigation
  • Raised beds and berms
  • Re-purposed materials 
  • Rock, lumber and wood chips from local sources
  • Ornamental grasses, xeric perennials, and shrubs
  • Permeable paver pathway
  • Windscreen, bird thicket, and dry creek
  • Turf demonstration that displays various alternatives 
  • Scratch -n- Sniff wall
  • Leaf cutter bee house
  • Container gardens