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Garden In A Box#

Reduce water use and upgrade your landscape the easy way.

Do-it-yourself kits from Resource Central come with 15 to 30 starter plants, a comprehensive Plant and Care Guide, and one to three plant-by-number maps.

Regardless of expertise, you can save water and beautify your landscape with these affordable gardens.

How To Order Garden In A Box#

In partnership with Nature in the City, we support the Garden In A Box program by offering a limited number of discounts to our customers.

To start your journey to a low-water landscape, follow the steps below:

STEP 1

Select the Garden In A Box you want at the Resource Central store.

Tip: First, consider the size and sun exposure of the area you want to install your garden.

STEP 2

Fort Collins Utilities and Fort Collins Loveland Water District are both offering discounts. When it’s time to purchase your box, select your water provider in the drop-down list to apply the $25 discount. A limited number of discounts are available.

 

STEP 3

Pick up your purchased garden(s) at the selected time and location that works for your schedule.

For more information, call 303-999-3820 ext. 222 or visit Resource Central.

Learn about additional rebates, workshops and water-saving opportunities available through Utilities' Xeriscape Incentive Program. Represent an HOA or business? Be sure to check out how the new commercial xeriscape program can help you.

I don't get water from Fort Collins Utilities. Can I still buy a box?

Yes, anyone can purchase a Garden In A Box at full price. Your water provider may offer a limited number of $25 discounts on boxes. Be sure to check the list of participating providers.

I live in Fort Collins. Am I eligible for a discount?

Your water provider may offer a limited number of $25 discounts on boxes. Not sure which water district? Use this map.

When and where do I pick up my garden?

You will receive pickup location and confirmation from Resource Central, following your purchase.

Why plant native plants?

Native plants work together to feed and play host to numerous varieties of bees, butterflies and more. They thrive in our climate and promote environmental stewardship. Learn more about this year's native offerings on the Resource Central  website.

How do I purchase a box?

Visit the Resource Central website.

I just purchased a box and need to adjust my order. Who do I contact?

Contact Resource Central directly at 303-999-3820 x222.


Did You Know?

Planting trees on east, southeast, southwest and west exposures reduce solar heat gain and reduce glare through windows.

Mowing bluegrass 2.5"-3" tall will promote deeper rooting and shade the plant's root zone. Never cut more than 1/3 of the leaf blade.

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