The garden divided into five key natural ecosystems of Colorado, from 5,000 to 9,500 feet:

  • Foothills
  • Prairie Grassland
  • Montane
  • Riparian (plants that grow along rivers and lakes)
  • Southwest garden (plants that grow in southwestern Colorado)

Pathways meander through the display gardens, and visitors can learn the names of local plants they see while out hiking, or find new local plants they would like to have in their gardens.