We support four educational public gardens across our county to demonstrate how, what, and where to plant in your home landscape or neighborhood. Tours and more information are available from the Colorado Master Gardeners in Douglas County–contact the extension office for more information.
Location: 410 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104; surrounding the CSU Extension office.
What you’ll find: A variety of gardens and garden plants, including herbs, cacti and succulents, Colorado natives, roses, and drought-tolerant plants for sun and shade.
Location: 301 Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
What you’ll find: In the heart of historic downtown Castle Rock, this garden is converting traditional building landscaped areas to more xeric, native and Colorado-hardy plants in both shaded and sunny areas surrounded by sidewalks and turf grass.
Location: 3217 CO-83, Franktown, CO 80116
What you’ll find: A native plant demonstration garden in the trailhead parking area, open to the public. By appointment, an orchard with fruit and nut trees, 4 high tunnels growing fruits and propagating new plants, 22 raised bed vegetable gardens, 30+ chickens used for insect management, small composting operation and various trial vegetable gardening techniques for the harsh Colorado climate. Gardened in cooperation with Douglas County Open Space staff and volunteers.
Location: 4037-A North, Platte Ave, Sedalia, CO 80135
What you’ll find: A Plant Select(R) garden focused on drought-tolerant beautiful plants for our Colorado climate.