City of Brighton offers Garden In A Box program.
Offered by: City of Brighton Communications Office
It can be tough to garden in Colorado’s arid environment, so make things easier by selecting the right plants for your landscape! The City of Brighton has partnered with Resource Central again this year to offer residents two opportunities to bring the idea of an affordable and low maintenance garden to life.
The Garden In A Box Program has returned and through this partnership, City of Brighton utility customers can receive a $25 discount off of the water-wise garden kits, while supplies last. For 2019, residents can choose from six Xeric Garden In A Box kits with the $25 discount, or a Xeric Greatest Hits garden along with the Homegrown Harvest Vegetable Garden In A Box kits (ineligible for discount).
Garden kits will be available for pick up from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22nd at Riverdale Regional Park & Fairgrounds (formerly known as the Adams County Fairgrounds), 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton CO, 80601.
Regardless of expertise, the program provides a significant water conservation tool in the form of a plant by number garden kit. These professionally designed gardens improve the beauty and water efficiency of any landscape, especially when used to replace turf.
Additionally, the city will be hosting its fifth annual Water-Wise seminar. The “Great Plants for Colorado Gardens” water-wise seminar will on April 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N 11th Ave. This is a free event and attendees can expect to learn all about native and non-native trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, perennials, and annuals. At the seminar, you will also meet Alison O’Connor, CSU Extension agent for Larimer County. She will be providing general maintenance guidelines and tips and offering suggestions to make gardening in Colorado a bit easier to tackle!
Find the perfect garden for you and your landscape by visiting online: www.brightonco.gov/gardeninabox
When coupled with Resource Central’s Water-Wise Landscape Seminars, community members across the Front Range can gain valuable expertise that will strengthen their conservation practices and benefit them for years to come. Learn more by visiting online: ResourceCentral.org or by calling 303-999-3820 x222.