​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Xeriscape Demonstration Garden


The concept of Xeric gardening was created by Denver Water in 1981 in order to promote low water use landscaping. The word Xeriscape was formed by combining the word "landscape" with the Greek word for dry, "xeros". Xeriscape gardening is a method of combining low water plants with appropriate hardscapes, and small turf areas, that sustainably reduces urban water consumption. The Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at the Margret Carpenter Recreation Center was installed in 1997 and is intended to give residents an opportunity to observe plants that are successful in a low water environment.