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Break into Spring with Nature at The Gardens

Released on Friday, February 21, 2014

FORT COLLINS – Feb. 21, 2014 - A week off from school in March means time to have fun and engage in nature! Break out of your indoor routines by joining the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, at three spring break camps March 17-21. The camps offer exploration and investigation of gardening and the natural world for youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
 
Junior Master Gardener Camps, Level 1 & 2 are March 17-21, from 8:30 a.m. –  noon for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders (Level 1) and 6th, 7th, 8th graders (Level 2). Innovative "hands-on" group and individual learning experiences help instill a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. Cost is $125 with a family membership to the Gardens, or $135 for non-members.

Fairy Garden Camp takes place March 18-20, from 12:45-2:45 p.m. This three-day mini-camp is perfect for youth in Kinder through 4th grade interested in the creative process of designing, planting, and caring for a miniature magical garden – perfect for fairies! Campers will take home the garden they create. Cost is $75 with a family membership to The Gardens, or $85 for non-members.

Terrarium Camp takes place March 18-20, from 3-5 p.m. This three day mini-camp offers youth in grades Kinder through 4th the opportunity to create and take home a variety of terrariums. Terrariums are small miniature gardens under glass. Cost is $75 with a family membership to The Gardens, or $85 for non-members.

To register, visit us online at www.fcgov.com/gardens, call The Gardens at 970-416-2486, or walk-in at 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins.

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The Gardens on Spring Creek opened in May 2004, part of a vital public/private partnership between the City of Fort Collins and the Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek. The Gardens currently includes a Plant Select® Demonstration Garden, a Children’s’ Garden, the Garden of Eatin’, a Rock Garden, and the Xeric Parkway Strip. The Gardens also supports school and community garden outreach programs in low-income areas; offers a school field trip program and youth summer camps for grade school students; provides year-round educational programs for all ages and interests in horticulture; and hosts several special events to help connect people with each other and their community. In 2013, The Gardens hosted 60,000 visitors. Learn more about the botanical gardens at >fcgov.com/gardens.

Contact
  • Christine Ginnity Youth Program Coordinator 970-416-2486 http://www.fcgov.com/gardens