Tours and more information are available from the Colorado Master Gardeners in Douglas County–contact the extension office for more information.
Douglas County Fairground Gardens
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.
Douglas County Public Gardens
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.
Hidden Mesa Research Orchard & Demonstration Garden
Location: 3217 CO-83, Franktown, CO 80116
What you’ll find: A research 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 gardening techniques for the harsh Colorado climate.
Sedalia Museum Garden
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.
Credit: CSU Extension