Garden in a box Alpine GlowEvery spring, the City of Golden and Resource Central offer an easy, fun and affordable way to create beautiful, water-conserving gardens through the purchase of a Garden In A Box kit.

Garden In A Box, a selection of professionally designed, perennial gardens that use Xeric (low water) plants, offers residents a simple approach to an eye-catching yard. These affordable, do-it-yourself garden kits come with starter plants, a Plant and Care Guide, and plant-by-number maps. Gardens are offered by City of Golden in partnership with Resource Central in support of our community’s commitment to water conservation. As an added bonus, a limited number of $25 discounts are available for City of Golden water customers on all plant by number kits.

Contact Alpine Waste and Recycling at 303-277-TRASH (8727) or email to sign up for the City’s Green Waste Program. Learn more on the City’s Recycling Page.

Visit, the Garden in a Box website to shop for your perfect garden. Pre-order your kit now and it will be ready for pick-up just in time for spring planting on May 11 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Public Works and Planning Building, 1445 10th Street.