Renting Space in a Community Garden

A place for residents to garden

The Gardens on Spring Creek currently manages six locations for community gardening. Four are in public parks around the city of Fort Collins: Buckingham Park, Edora Park, Rogers Park and English Ranch Park. One is located at the Senior Center and the sixth is at the Gardens on Spring Creek. The community garden at The Gardens opened in 2004, while establishment of the offsite gardens began in 2013, and has been expanding ever since.

At the Community Gardens, residents can grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and annual flowers in a 10' x 15' plot in a securely fenced area. Amenities include a tool shed, picnic table, compost bins, access to water and hoses. Gardeners are asked to provide their own tools, plants, and other supplies.

Are you an individual interested in gardening in a community garden?

Plots are rented out by the growing season for a $50 fee, which includes a $25 deposit. The deposit is refunded at the end of the season after individual plots have been cleaned and community gardeners have participated in Community Work Days (weeding, mulching pathways).

Please contact Vicki Cotton at vcotton@fcgov.com or 970-416-2486 for more information on available community gardens.

More Information (Updated 1/29/2016):


Community Gardener Orientations

If you have reserved a plot in one of our community gardens, mark your calendars to attend one of our orientations! Let's get growing together.

All gardeners must attend one orientation, returning and new gardeners alike. All of these orientations are hosted at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins.

Orientation Dates

  • Saturday, March 5 - 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 6 - 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 9 - 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Community Gardens in Parks

The City of Fort Collins hosted an open house on October 5, 2015 to discuss Community Gardens in Parks and the application process for neighborhoods interested in a community garden in their nearby park.

Presentation Materials from Open House

Meeting Minutes from Community Garden Open House

Parks suitable for a Community Garden include:

  • Rolland Moore Park
  • Spring Canyon Park
  • Cottonwood Glen Park
  • Golden Meadows Park
  • Leisure Park
  • Miramont Park
  • Overland Park
  • Ridgeview Park
  • Rossborough Park
  • Soft Gold Park
  • Stewart Case Park
  • Troutman Park
  • WatersWay Park
  • Westfield Park

Applications are due November 15, 2015. Completed application and support petition can be mailed to the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526 -or- emailed to Mary Miller at mmiller@fcgov.com.

Application Documents:

For more information, please contact Mary Miller, Community Garden Outreach Coordinator, at 970-416-2486.

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