Garden of Eatin'

A three-quarter acre edible garden

Is 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 - growing 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 beneficial 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
  • Herbs and spices that helped to produce Trellis Garden Ale from Odell Brewing Company in 2014

Not only does the Garden of Eatin' (constructed in 2009) demonstrate the abundance of food that can be grown in northern Colorado, but with the adjacent Outdoor Teaching Kitchen, The Gardens offers a complete "garden to table" experience - teaching the joys of raising, preparing, and preserving your own home-grown food. We offer Garden to Fork classes each August through September, as well as Garden a' Fare, a culinary pairing dinner featuring Garden of Eatin' produce.

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


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Fort Collins, CO 80526
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