Fun-filled education for the budding gardener and nature enthusiast
Youth programs at The Gardens offers a wide variety of engaging programs, classes, and special events to introduce and engage your child to the wonders of the natural world.
Ongoing programs, one-time classes, and spring break and summer camps are developed with all age groups in mind, including toddler and preschoolers. Many parent and child opportunities exist in addition to several experiential opportunities.
The Gardens can now provide scholarships for youth specific classes and programs to income-qualifying families. Please submit the following application:
Youth Program Scholarship Application
Follow the links on the sidebar to your chosen destination and more information.
School's Out Day Camps
School's Out...but Mom & Dad have to work? The Gardens can offer a solution. School's Out Day Camps are available for children ages 5 to 11 years this spring during teacher work days. Pack a lunch and come spend a day gardening, cooking, crafting, and discovering!
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
$45 per child; Scholarships are available.
Pre-registration is required. Call 970-416-2486, drop in at The Gardens, or register online by clicking on your chosen date below.
2017 Spring Semester Dates:
Tree Trunks for Rent
Looking for forestry-related educational resources for your classroom, family, or daycare?
Tree Trunks are now available for check-out! Filled to the brim with activities and materials for all ages, Tree Trunks make teaching lessons about trees successful and fun. These arbor-themed kits are a collaborative project made possible by Society of American Foresters, the Gardens on Spring Creek, Front Range Community College, Colorado State Forest Service, and US Forest Service.
Trunks are available for elementary school aged children, middle school students, and adults.
Cost: $50 refundable damage deposit
2145 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
May 1–Sept. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
noon–5 p.m. Sun.
Oct. 1–Apr. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.