Let’s Get Growing to heal our planet and save our pollinators

Join your friends and neighbors to increase the number of native plants in our community.

If you’re new to native plant gardening, you don’t need to wait to install a pollinator garden - just add a few native plants to your yard now to gain experience and get your feet wet! A small patch provides lots of forage for pollinators – remember to “Plant in threes for native bees!”

Dig a Spot for Colorado Native Plants!

Colorado native plants are beautiful, perfectly adapted to our climate and soils, save water, and best of all, provide nectar, pollen and seeds for our native pollinators and birds.

Read the Colorado Native Plants Guide

Pictures courtesy of Bee Chicas.

Get Involved!

Every little bit of native plant habitat counts and it all adds up to big change. So join the movement and visit participating retailers and organizations who are participating in Get Growing.

Look for the Get Growing logo to locate native plants.

Participating Retailers

Plant Sales

Growing Gardens Community Plant Sales • 1630 Hawthorn Avenue Boulder, CO 80304

  • May 14, 15, 21 and 22 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BVSD Plant and Seed Sale • BVSD Greenhouse (6600 Arapahoe Road, Boulder -- Greenhouse is directly west of Arapahoe Ridge HS

  • May 14 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Plant Exchange

Do you have extra pesticide-free plants to share from your spring thinning or do you have extra seedlings? Bring them to the plant swap and take something home too. Don’t have any plants to share? You’re still welcome to come and take some plants for your garden.

People & Pollinators Action Network's Annual Plant Exchange FREE • Unitarian Universalist Church parking lot • 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80303 Saturday, May 21st 9 a.m. to noon

Check out the Library's Seed to Table Programming

The Boulder Public Library's Seed to Table program is a combination of events and resources from the library and community partners with a focus on sustainable living.

Upcoming Events

Gardening with Colorado Native Plants
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Seedling Swap
Saturday, June 4, 2022
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meadows Branch Meeting Room

BeeChicas: Meet the Bees
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canyon Meeting Room
Registration is required for this event.

Container Gardening 101
Friday, June 10, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meadows Branch Meeting Room
Registration is required for this event.

Succession Planting and Fall Crops: Workshop with Farmer Katie
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Edible Learning Garden

Mahonia repens flowers
BeeChicas

Mahonia repens or creeping Oregon grape

Cool Boulder

The city, partner organizations and neighbors are joining together to create pollinator pathways and corridors. Learn how you can get involved in the new community-led movement Cool Boulder.