Renting Space in a Community Garden

A place for residents to garden

Spring 2017 is quickly approaching. To have the best chance of getting a plot, contact us today (updated 2/14/17)

The Gardens on Spring Creek currently manages seven locations for community gardening. Five are in public parks around the city of Fort Collins: Buckingham Park, Edora Park, Rogers Park, Rolland Moore and English Ranch Park. One is located at the Senior Center and one 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.

Garden Plot Rental: To reserve a plot or to be placed on the waitlist, please send your name, phone, email and top 3 garden choices to Vicki Cotton at If you need any more information, please contact us at 970-416-2486.

Community Garden Outreach Program

Do you provide direct education to under-served populations, schools, or would you like to grow food for the Food Bank?

The Community Garden Outreach Program, at the Gardens on Spring Creek, reserves a plot at each of the Community Gardens we manage for groups that offer direct education programming to youth or under-served populations, schools, or those growing food for donation to the Food Bank for Larimer County. Currently we have availability for this project-based work at three community gardens located in Buckingham, Edora and The Gardens on Spring Creek. If you are interested in discussing your project for gardening in 2016, please contact Vicki Cotton at

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 if a gardener decides not to return for the next season and after individual plots have been cleaned and gardeners have completed their 4 community work hours (weeding, mulching pathways).

There is currently a waitlist for ALL garden plots. To be placed on the waitlist, please send your name, phone, email and top 3 garden choices to Vicki Cotton at If you need any more information, please contact us at 970-416-2486.

More Information (Updated 1/10/2017):

Community Gardener Orientations, 2017

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.

There have been a few changes since 2015, so we are asking all gardeners, both returning and new, to attend one orientation. All of these orientations will be hosted at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins.

Orientation Dates, 2017

  • Saturday, March 4 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 8 - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Community Gardens in Parks

The City of Fort Collins hosted an open house in 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:

  • 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

If you are interested in submitting an application for a community garden. Contact Mary Miller, Community Garden Outreach Coordinator: The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526, (970) 416-2495,

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