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
CSU Perennial Demonstration Garden
1400 Remington St., Fort Collins
Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Nix Farm
1745 Hoffman Mill Road, Fort Collins
Loveland Civic Center
Northeast corner of First Street and Washington Avenue, Loveland
High Plains Environmental Center - Native Plants Demonstration Garden
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland
Treasure Island Demonstration Garden
East side of 7025 Eastman Park Dr, Windsor
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St., Denver
Other Gardens Around Denver Metro Area
Colorado Springs Utilities
2855 Mesa Rd., Colorado Springs
Did You Know?
Fats, oils and grease can clog the pipes in your home and the City’s wastewater system. Don’t put them down the drain. Toss them instead.
Running the dishwasher only when it's full can save water and money. Do small loads by hand.
Setting your air conditioner's temperature higher and using portable fans or ceiling fans helps keep your house cool while saving energy.