Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins
In 1995, a non-profit group successfully convinced the Fort Collins city council to initiate a city-funded community horticulture program. The positive results of that program’s many dozens of gardens and gardening projects were then used as a springboard to secure the endorsement of voters in a 1997 municipal election, resulting in $3,000,000 in city funding for The Gardens on Spring Creek.Before you visit Fort Collins, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
In the spring of 2001, The Friends organization was established for the purpose of providing support for The Gardens on Spring Creek and to aid the implementation of its mission and programming. After much hard work, including many thousands of volunteer hours, The Gardens opened to the community in January 2004.
Major accomplishments of the Friends of The Gardens on Spring Creek to date include:
-Securing funding towards the construction of the Evelyn Clark Classroom facility, the Children’s Garden, the Entry Garden, and the Garden of Eatin' (which provides fresh, healthy produce for distribution through the Food Bank of Larimer County)
-Establishing a membership of over 600 local citizens that provide financial support to The Gardens on Spring Creek through annual dues, donations, and participation in special events
-Organizing and conducting special events each year to promote awareness of The Gardens on Spring Creek
-Producing a semi-annual newsletter highlighting educational and community events held at The Gardens on Spring Creek
Gardens on Spring Creek Reviews
I'm so glad Fort Collins has a place for plant lovers like this. I plan to visit several times, and I absolutely loved the holiday lights! more »
I didn't have high hopes for this botanic garden as I've been to some of the best in the west but it's great. During the height of Colorado's growing season the place is alive with color. If you love ... more »
My wife and I went there to see the Christmas light display there and it was amazing. You can tell that they took a long time to put this together and the displays were wonderful. They also had beautiful poinsettias for sale and hot apple cider for free. This is a great experience no matter what age you are. The suggested donation is $5 per adult and $2 per child. It is very well worth it.
A little crowded here with the holidays and Santa being there, but the lights looked awesome and we spent about 30 minutes here walking through and taking photos. Definitely a good place to bring kids- especially during the day because there are a few interactive pieces of art to play in. There is a suggested donation for entering ($5 for adults and $2 for kids 12-2), but entry is technically free.
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