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The Gardens on Spring Creek has been working closely with the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic through social distancing measures and capped attendance. All visitors - including Members - are required to reserve admissions tickets for a specific date and time prior to arriving at The Gardens. Visit the admissions page for ticketing information.

Visit The Gardens COVID-19 guidelines page to review all of our COVID-19 guidelines and procedures.


We are honored to provide a sense of "normalcy" during these challenging times.  Join us at the Gardens on Spring Creek to enjoy nature and find restoration and healing.

To ensure the safest experience possible, admissions will be capped to help meet social distancing guidelines and monitor the flow of guests at The Gardens.  All visitors - including Members - are asked to reserve admissions tickets for a specific date and time prior to arriving at The Gardens.  We need your cooperation to ensure that we can successfully reopen in a way that helps ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff.

The last general admission is at 4 p.m. to allow ample time to enjoy our gardens.

Admission to the Gardens on Spring Creek includes entry into our Butterfly House.  Butterfly House entry tickets are obtained upon arrival at The Gardens on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved in advance.

Timed entry to the Butterfly House occurs approximately every 15 / 30 / 45 minutes after the hour with the first entry of the day at 10:15 a.m. and the last at 4:15 p.m. 

Members:  As always, Members get in free!  If you are a Member, please click the link below to sign in and reserve your zero cost tickets.  You may need to register your account if you haven't signed in before.  You’ll find the sign in button at the top right.  If you are not a Member and want to join, click here.

Members: Sign In to Reserve Your Time

Online Daily Admission tickets:  Tickets must be purchased in advance, online for a specific date and time.  Tickets will not be available in person.  Please print out your ticket or plan to show on your phone when you arrive.

Admission rates (including the Butterfly House) are:

  • Adult: $11
  • Adult 65+ / Military: $9
  • Child (2-17 yrs.): $8
  • Student with ID: $8
  • Members are free year round

Please purchase tickets by phone at 970.416.2486 if you are eligible for one of our accessibility programs including:

  • SNAP pass
  • Ability pass
  • Partner passes
  • Library / Curiosity pass

Purchase Your Tickets Now

Do not plan to visit The Gardens if you have a cough or fever.  All visitors are required to follow City of Fort Collins mask protocols.  Please practice social distancing – staying at least six feet away from staff, volunteers and visitors not in your party.

You do not have to arrive at the exact starting time of your ticket.  Instead, you may choose to arrive up to 30 minutes after your ticket time to limit crowding at The Gardens entrance.

When you arrive at The Gardens, please have one member of your party check in at the front desk while the remaining members of your party proceed outside to the gardens.