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The City of Brighton has once again partnered with Resources Central to bring back the Garden In A Box program for our residents. Through this partnership, City of Brighton utility customers will receive a $25 discount off of the water-wise garden kits, while supplies last.
These Xeric, perennial flower garden kits deliver everything you need to install professionally designed landscape plans for sun, shade, and everything in between. Use less water, attract more pollinators, and bring colorful beauty to your yard. This year, residents can choose from six varieties that include between anywhere from 14 to 30 plants. Every plant put in a GIAB kit is locally grown in our state.
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.
These kits are on sale now and will be available for pick-up May 17 from 4 -7 p.m. at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton. Due to last year’s popularity, the City has secured more GIAB kits at the discounted price; kits start at just $79. But you’ll want to get your order in before the rush, because when our discounts run out kits will cost more than $100. To purchase a kit, visit http://www.brightonco.gov/585/Garden-In-A-Box-Program.
The City is also teaming up with Resource Central to offer its annual Water-Wise Landscape Seminar. This free seminar, “The Basics of Xeriscape,” will be Thursday, April 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N 11th Ave.
Join us to learn the principles of Xeriscape and how to apply them to your landscape! This class will explore the “how-to’s” of conserving water while creating a functional and attractive outdoor space. Horticulturist expert, Eric Hammond of CSU Extension – Adams County, will discuss water-wise plant varieties, irrigating your landscape efficiently, cutting edge irrigation technology, and ways to modify existing landscapes to cut back on water use. Come out for an evening of empowering tips and tricks to improve your outdoor space and save water.