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  • M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sun: noon–5 p.m.
  • M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sun: Closed

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Hours

  • M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sun: noon–5 p.m.
  • M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sun: Closed

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Calling all Lifelong Learners

The Gardens on Spring Creek aims to bring relevant, innovative and high-quality adult education for the novice and well-seasoned gardener. Join us for lectures and hands-on workshops for the inquisitive gardener, crafter, artist, budding chef, and homesteader.

Educational opportunities include a diversity of topics including gardening, ecosystem health, water conservation, cooking, fine arts, natural crafts, and urban homesteading.

Our instructors are experts in their field from the Gardens on Spring Creek, the City of Fort Collins, CSU, Larimer County Extension, and the regional horticultural and natural science community.


Upcoming Classes

The World of Orchids
 

Come see exotic orchids in flower brought to you by the Hi-country Orchid Club. This show will include a variety of breathtaking orchids, educational exhibits, experts on hand to answer your questions, and re-potting demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Entrance to the Orchid Show is included in your Gardens' admission.



Preserving the Harvest
 

Preserving is a great way to enjoy your summer's bounty well into the winter as well as save money. This class steps you through harvesting (or selecting produce from a market), produce preparation, and then preserving. Students will sample a variety of preserved items in class.

Instructor: Connie Meyer, Urban Overalls

Date: Saturday, November 3; 10 a.m.-Noon; $18

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Steppe Plants for a Steppe Climate
 

Explore the beautiful Steppe flora from here on the Front Range and around the world. Students will discover underused, up-and-coming, and native plants with promise for Front Range gardens.

Instructors: Michael Guidi - Denver Botanic Gardens, Bryan Fischer - Gardens on Spring Creek

Date: Saturday, November 3; 1-3 p.m. $18

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Introduction to Soap Making
 

Grandma had the right idea when it came to soap making. She used quality products free from artificial dyes and fragrances. Learn how to create your own soap at home. Each student will receive a bar of coconut oil soap following the curing process.

Instructor: Connie Meyer, Urban Overalls

Date: Saturday, November 10; 10 a.m.-Noon; $30

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Happy Houseplants: Care, Culture, & Choices
 

Houseplants are a great way to bring a little green into your life and place of work. Alison will delve into the culture and care of houseplants, even if you have a less-than-green thumb. Caring for houseplants might be easier than you think!     

Instructor: Alison O’Connor, Ph.D, Colorado State University Extension in Larimer County

Date: Saturday, November 10; 1-3 p.m.; $18

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Succulent Pinecone & Mini-Pumpkin Centerpieces
 

Back by popular demand, The Gardens is offering our annual mini pumpkin succulent centerpieces class with a special twist! This year, you will also have the option to make pine cone succulent ornaments. You can choose to do just one or both. All supplies will be furnished. Examples, instructions, assistance and materials will be provided.

Instructor: Nancy Frank

Date: Saturday, November 17; 10 a.m.- Noon; $30

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Afternoon class (1-3 p.m.) repeat of Pinecone/Pumpkin class

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Holiday Wreaths
 

Join in the fun of creating your own natural holiday wreath from scratch on a 14-inch frame.  You will attach evergreens and embellish with a wide variety of natural materials and a bow if you wish.  Examples, instructions, assistance and materials will be provided.

Instructor: Nancy Frank

Date: Saturday, December 1; 10 a.m.-Noon; $30

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Repeat of Holiday wreath making afternoon class, 1-3 p.m.

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