The Community Heroes Crevice Garden is located at the Apex Simms Street Center, near the pickleball courts. Created in 2015, the crevice garden is a Southwestern style crevice garden composed of five separate beds, each with a unique composition of layered soils. With over 1000 square feet of garden and over 60 tons of rock used, this garden was the largest public crevice garden in the United States when it was created. The majority of the plants in this crevice garden are from the steppe biome: a dry, cold grassland region found on almost every continent. Denver, Colorado, is one of many cities located in a steppe biome. The garden began with 1200 individual plants representing nearly 200 species from the steppe and desert biomes, originating from all over the world. Too see the complete list, click "Download" below.
The five garden beds are each composed of unique soils.
Bed 1: Sand over Compost
Bed 2: Sand and Compost
Bed 3: Sand and Gravel
Bed 4: Sand and Expanded Shale over Loam
Bed 5: Pure Sand
An overhead view of the Community Heroes Crevice Garden during the construction of it. The beds are labeled in red.