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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

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CSU Perennial Demonstration Garden

1400 Remington St., Fort Collins

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Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Nix Farm

1745 Hoffman Mill Road, Fort Collins

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Loveland Civic Center

Northeast corner of First Street and Washington Avenue, Loveland

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High Plains Environmental Center - Native Plants Demonstration Garden

2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland

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Treasure Island Demonstration Garden

East side of 7025 Eastman Park Dr, Windsor

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Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York St., Denver

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Other Gardens Around Denver Metro Area


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Colorado Springs Utilities

2855 Mesa Rd., Colorado Springs

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Did You Know?

You can save up to 10% on heating bills by using a programmable or smart thermostat to minimize heating when away from home or asleep.

Running the dishwasher only when it's full can save water and money. Do small loads by hand.

You can save money by shifting your electric use to the lower-priced, off-peak hours or by reducing your overall use.