Native Plants Demonstration Garden


Take a walk through our Native Plants Demonstration Garden and learn how HPEC supports wildlife & wetland habitat by landscaping with Colorado native plants!



The High Plains Environmental Center’s Native Plants Demonstration Garden showcases a broad variety of Colorado’s native flora, and emphasizes a regionally appropriate style of horticulture that supports pollinators and water efficiency. Our Native Plants Demonstration Garden also serves as an educational resource for community members who are interested in landscaping with native plants.





Containing over 80 native species, this garden celebrates the natural beauty of our state. These native flowers and shrubs have evolved to survive, and even thrive in Colorado’s extreme climate. Gardening with native plants promotes water conservation, reduces reliance on pesticides & fertilizers, and provides habitat for birds, butterflies, bees, and other native wildlife. Using native plants in your landscape will also help to create or rebuild wildlife habitat in urban & suburban areas. This habitat connectivity is extremely important for migratory species, food/resource availability, and for creating shelter. Because native plants have adapted to soil microbes, minerals, porosity, and pH levels specific to Colorado, using them in your landscape can also positively impact soil health & promote water conservation.




Get Involved with HPEC this season! We host tours, presentations, and workshops around native plants landscaping & wildlife habitat restoration, and support volunteer groups and individuals looking for stewardship opportunities.



Email or call 970.622.9676 to schedule a tour, volunteer with us, or inquire about upcoming classes & events.