Skip to main content

Demonstration Gardens#

Xeriscape demonstration gardens showcase the methods, plants and materials for low-water gardening. By implementing the principles of xeriscape, several demonstration gardens in the region serve as good examples for how to grow more with less in our semi-arid climate.

Fort Collins Demonstration Garden#

The Fort Collins Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, developed in 1986, demonstrates an attractive landscape that also saves water.

The garden is located in front of City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave. The garden is always open to the public for self-guided tours. Pick up a brochure at the entrance and read interpretative signs throughout the garden.

The garden features over 100 species of plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers and turf that are grouped based on their water requirements (very low, low, moderate).

Other Local Gardens#

Gardens on Spring Creek

2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins

Learn More

CSU Perennial Demonstration Garden

1400 Remington St., Fort Collins

Learn More

Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Nix Farm

1745 Hoffman Mill Road, Fort Collins

Learn More

Loveland Civic Center

Northeast corner of First Street and Washington Avenue, Loveland

Learn More

High Plains Environmental Center - Native Plants Demonstration Garden

2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland

Learn More

Treasure Island Demonstration Garden

East side of 7025 Eastman Park Dr, Windsor

Learn More

Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York St., Denver

Learn More

Other Gardens Around Denver Metro Area


Learn More

Colorado Springs Utilities

2855 Mesa Rd., Colorado Springs

Learn More

Did You Know?

Water that goes down storm drains is not treated before it goes back to the Poudre. You can help protect our waterways for future generations. 

Installing ENERGY STAR® roofing material with high reflectance can reduce cooling load.

Visual indicators of algal blooms in waterbodies often include: surface scum, foam, floating algae mats, off-colors and/or the presence of dead fish.