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Native Plant Demonstration Garden
Native Plant Demonstration Garden
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24478 Currant Drive, Golden, Colorado, US
Climate zone:
Semi Arid

Crystal  Niedzwiadek John Lee Marina Maillo Palma Zachary Bencomo
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Native Plant Demonstration Garden

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Urban, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

This demonstration garden of native plant landscaping in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado was established in 1997 and is now being rehabilitated in a three-year reclamation project.

Project Description

The native plant garden was established on neighborhood common property in 1997. It fell into neglect and a three-year reclamation project began in 2012. The first year, the garden was divided into three zones: a stable woodlands area, a transitional zone, and a rocky sunny alpine area. More plants were added to the woodlands area and planting beds were cleared in the first year.

This year (2013) the rocky alpine area is being cleared of invasive grasses and a rock mulch is being applied. Next year, another weedy area will be cleared and more plants will be added. The plants are grown from seed in residents' homes and sunrooms.


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