Xeriscape Colorado

Xeriscape Demonstration Gardens

Attributes of good xeriscape education gardens include plant labels, interpretive materials like brochures and plant lists, hydrozoning, ease of public access, and availability of knowledgeable staff to provide interpretation. Feedback from visitors to the garden owners/managers is encouraged.

In Colorado, we're fortunate to have a wealth of xeriscape garden examples. Listed below are gardens along the Front Range. 

Plant Select® is another resource for learning about plants that thrive in Colorado, and most are xeric. Plant Select® showcase gardens across the West are listed at their website.

If you know of a garden that is not represented here, please let us know.

Adams County Master Gardener Xeric Demonstration Garden

9755 Henderson Rd.

Brighton, CO 80601

Master Gardener-led tours are available upon request.

Aurora Water-wise Garden

15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.

Aurora, CO 80012

Tours available upon request. 

Broomfield Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

1 DesCombes Dr.

Broomfield, CO 80020

Colorado Springs: Mesa Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

2855 Mesa Rd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904


Colorado Springs: Cottonwood Creek Park Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

3920 Dublin Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80918


Fort Collins Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

300 Laporte Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Fort Collins: The Gardens on Spring Creek

2145 Centre Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80526


Greeley Water Conservation Garden

2503 Reservoir Rd.

Greeley, CO 80631 



Northern Water Conservation Gardens

220 Water Ave.

Berthoud, CO 80513



Thornton: Margaret Carpenter Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

11151 Colorado Blvd.

Thornton, CO 80233 

Thornton: Fire Station 5

14051 Colorado Blvd.

Thornton, CO 80241

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