• Harvesting cherries from the Garden of Eatin'. Photo courtesy of Heidi Muller, Heidi Muller Photography.

  • Rows and rows of cabbage! Photo courtesy of Jeff Gibford, J Brook Photography.

Garden of Eatin'

A three-quarter acre edible garden

Isn't such a large edible garden unusual for a botanic garden? Yes! But because the Gardens on Spring Creek is committed to promoting sustainable horticulture, we want to demonstrate the most sustainable gardening a homeowner can do - grow their own food.

In the Garden of Eatin', you'll see:

  • The best vegetables, herbs, and fruits for growing along the Front Range
  • New and intriguing vegetables in the International Garden
  • Vegetables and herbs that thrive in different geographical regions in the Continental United States Gardens
  • A Pollinator Garden to welcome pollinating insects
  • A Potager Garden to demonstrate the beauty and utility of a kitchen garden
  • Containers planted with edible plants; vine-covered arbors; and espaliered fruit trees

Not only does the Garden of Eatin' demonstrate the abundance of food that can be grown in northern Colorado, but with the adjacent Outdoor Teaching Kitchen, The Gardens offers a complete "seed to table" experience - teaching the joys of raising, preparing, and preserving your own home-grown food.

If all this isn't enough, the Garden of Eatin' offers something more - thousands of pounds of produce harvested from the garden is donated to the Food Bank for Larimer County to provide fresh, locally grown food for the Food Share and Kids' Cafe programs.

If you enjoy vegetable gardening or want to learn more about it, join the volunteers of the Eatin' Effort. For more information on the Eatin' Effort, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Charlotte Boney at 416-2482 or cboney@fcgov.com.

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