Native Plants Demonstration Garden


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



The High Plains Environmental Center’s Native Plants Demonstration Garden showcases Colorado native plants 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 30 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 pollinators.




Get Involved with HPEC this season! We host tours, presentations, and workshops around native plants and landscaping, as well as 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.