Join Denver Garden Designs at the Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference

Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference on Saturday, February 24th, 2024! Denver Garden Designs is thrilled to be presenting in the New to Natives track with our Garden Design 101 workshop where we’ll be teaching attendees how to design and create sustainable landscapes with the magic of Colorado’s native plants.

This conference is the ultimate event for anyone passionate about creating vibrant, water-wise landscapes that celebrate the unique beauty of our state. We’ll be joining a host of talented landscapers, horticulturists, and conservationists in sharing our knowledge and love for native plants.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting your green journey, this conference is a fantastic opportunity to learn, connect, and get inspired.

Come visit us at the Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference and discover how Denver Garden Designs can help you design a low-water landscape you’ll love.

Here are some additional details to get you pumped:

This year’s Keynote Speaker is David Newsom of the Wild Yards Project!

Keynote: The Land Was Always A Garden
This is a conversation about liberating plants from their botanically and biologically catastrophic role as decoration, and putting them back at the helm of driving LIFE in the places we learn, play and work within. In doing so, the talk will nudge us all to rethink built space in our cities and suburbs and create with the “Whole Community” of Plants > Animals > People in mind. This will be as much a conversation about how we frame our relationship to the natural world as it will a practical look at the biological, structural and psychological/physical benefits of designing for habitat. Less concerned with being a “presentation” this talk will be an invitation to discussion, a sharing of understandings and experiences, and, most important, a call to arms to put plants first and support them to make a better world for all living things.


Register for the Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference today, and let’s celebrate the beauty of Colorado one native plant at a time!

February Low-Water Colorado Landscape Presentations

Learn how to design a low-water Colorado landscape you love! Join Denver Garden Designs for an in-person beginner-friendly presentations in Denver, CO:

Discover the basics of garden design and learn how to choose the right plants for your yard, with a focus on low-water plants that are native or adapted to the Colorado climate. The presentation is open to everyone, regardless of gardening experience, but will be tailored to beginners with little to no experience with plants or landscape design.

Both presentations are free to attend, but space is limited. 

Reserve your spot with a ticket today:

Water-Wise and Wallet-Friendly: Low-Water Landscapes for Colorado’s Climate

Colorado, the land of majestic mountains and breathtaking vistas, is also facing a harsh reality: water scarcity. With a growing population and a changing climate, every drop counts. And that’s where low-water landscapes come in, not just as a trendy design choice, but as a vital step towards a sustainable future for our state.

Simply put, low-water landscapes are designed to thrive with minimal watering. Instead of thirsty turf lawns, opt for drought-tolerant plants, natural elements, and smart design choices to create a beautiful and sustainable space. Think vibrant wildflowers, colorful succulents, xeriscaping principles, and water-saving features like drip irrigation.

Why does it matter for Colorado homeowners? Well, the benefits are numerous:

  • Save water, save money: Traditional lawns can guzzle gallons of precious water, driving up your water bill and putting a strain on our limited resources. Low-water landscapes, on the other hand, can reduce your water usage, translating to significant savings on your water bill.
  • Discover the beauty of drought-tolerant plants: Ditch the monoculture of thirsty turf and say hello to a diverse and colorful landscape. Low-water plants come in a stunning array of textures, shapes, and colors, adding visual interest and attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies.
  • Reduce maintenance: Say goodbye to endless hours of mowing and watering! Low-water landscapes are naturally low-maintenance, requiring less weeding, fertilizing, and mowing, freeing up your time for more enjoyable activities.
  • Support the environment: By conserving water, you’re not just helping your wallet, you’re contributing to a healthier ecosystem. Low-water landscapes promote healthy soil, reduce erosion, and provide habitat for native wildlife.
A low-water landscape can be beautiful and beneficial for the environment

Making the switch to a low-water landscape is easier than you think. Here are some tips:

  • Start small: Don’t rip out your entire lawn overnight. Begin by replacing thirsty turf with drought-tolerant plants in specific areas.
  • Choose the right plants: Research native plants that thrive in your specific climate and soil type. There are countless resources available from local nurseries and extension offices.
  • Get creative with hardscaping: Incorporate rocks, gravel, mulch, and pathways to add visual interest and further reduce water needs.
  • Utilize water-saving practices: Invest in a drip irrigation system and mulch your plants to retain moisture.

Remember, a low-water landscape isn’t just about saving water, it’s about creating a beautiful, sustainable, and resilient yard that reflects the unique spirit of Colorado.

When you’re ready to make the switch, book a consultation with Denver Garden Designs to learn about how you can transform your turf lawn into a beautiful and ecologically-friendly low-water landscape.

Support a Local Business This Holiday Season: Give the Gift of a Low-Water Landscape with Denver Garden Designs 

Holiday season has officially arrived! If you’re searching for the perfect gift for a loved one, there are so many great ways to show that you’re thinking of them. Material items can bring joy, but there’s something truly special about gifting an experience that promotes both sustainability and local businesses. Whether they’ve just moved or have been looking to make some changes in their landscape, a low-water landscape consultation from Denver Garden Designs is a great gift for the eco-conscious people in your life. 

Why a Low-Water Landscape Consultation is a Thoughtful Gift

In Colorado’s semi-arid climate, water conservation is a crucial aspect of sustainable landscaping. A low-water landscape consultation from Denver Garden Designs provides your loved ones with the expertise they need to create a beautiful and water-efficient outdoor space. Our experienced landscape designers will assess their property, identify suitable plant selections, and provide personalized recommendations for creating a low-water oasis.

Supporting Local Businesses: A Ripple Effect of Goodness

When you choose to gift a low-water landscape consultation from Denver Garden Designs, you’re not just giving a unique experience; you’re also supporting a local business that is committed to sustainable practices and the well-being of our community. By investing in local businesses, you contribute to the economic vitality of our neighborhoods and foster a sense of community pride.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The benefits of a low-water landscape extend far beyond the initial consultation. Your loved ones will enjoy a yard that requires less water, reduces their environmental impact, and provides a haven for pollinators and wildlife. The beauty and serenity of a well-designed landscape will enhance their outdoor living experience for years to come.

Make a Difference this Holiday Season

This holiday season, consider giving the gift of a low-water landscape consultation from Denver Garden Designs. It’s a thoughtful gesture that promotes sustainability, supports local businesses, and brings lasting joy to your loved ones. Together, we can create a more beautiful and environmentally conscious community, one landscape at a time.

Contact Denver Garden Designs today to learn more about our low-water landscape consultation services and how you can make a meaningful impact this holiday season.