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All visitors - including Members - are required 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. Visit the admissions page for ticketing information.


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.

For current updates visit: https://www.fcgov.com/eps/coronavirus

Adult Classes

Lifelong learning begins here

Classes are categorized by theme and full descriptions of each class can be found below. Click on the theme to explore the available options. Classes are appropriate for adults ages 18 and over. Members receive 10% off registration.

Urban Homesteading Series: Learn all about what it takes to turn your home into a productive and creative space. Urban Homesteading classes cover a range of topics that take you from the garden, the workshop and all the way to the kitchen. Your grandma will be proud! Classes are stand alone.

Art: Explore The Gardens through the different mediums of art. Each class brings different skills to engage your inner artist. Beginner and intermediate options available.

Gardening: From demystifying your home veggie garden to learning about the Giant Sequoia, we have topics cued up for beginning to advanced gardeners looking to hone their skills.

Gardening Design, Irrigation, and Construction: The nuts and bolts of successfully planning out and installing the garden or patio of your dream. Learn from top notch landscape designers and experts in the field to plan, develop and install a smart waterwise garden. 

Cooking and Wellness: Savor the delicious tastes of the garden this spring and build a wellness routine around plants. 

Waterwise and Sustainability: Learn techniques to save water in the garden this year and obtain the knowledge to plant a more sustainable design for long term water savings. Irrigation conversion class to a sustainable garden design workshop will have you more than covered this growing season. 

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Yoga and Tai Chi

Yoga and Tai Chi in The Gardens

Stretch your limbs and your mind in the early morning garden light. 

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Garden to Fork with The Cooking Studio Fort Collins

Garden to Fork Cooking Classes

Garden to Fork Cooking Classes

Evening is the perfect time to enjoy The Gardens. Come cook with the professional chefs from The Cooking Studio Fort Collins, sip wine and share a feast in the twilight. Garden to Fork classes are hands-on and everyone works together to complete the recipes. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and all materials will be provided.

Note to students: Classes are subject to cancellation if there is inclement weather. If that should occur full refunds will be offered.

Cost: Adult (21+ only) $65

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Sip on wine and elderberry lemonade as we highlight the diverse and unusual herbs of The Gardens.  Awaken your senses as we harvest herbs for our grilled flank steak with a chimichurri sauce, herbed feta dip with crudités followed by a cold sweet treat. This class is hands-on, all participants will help create the meal and savor the flavors under the setting sun.

Tuesday, August 4  |  5:30 - 8 p.m.

Adult (21+ only) $65

This class is gluten free.

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Wild and Mild Chilies

Wild and Mild Chilies

Sip on wine and elderberry lemonade as we taste the wild and mild chilies grown in The Gardens and learn how to incorporate their flavors into our dishes for the evening; roasted carrots with Nuoc Chom vinaigrette, grilled prawns with a homemade sweet chili sauce followed by a cold sweet treat. This class is hands-on, all participants will help create the meal and savor the flavors under the setting sun.

Tuesday, August 18  |  5:30 - 8 p.m.

Adult (21+ only) $65

This class is gluten free.

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Celebrating Tomatoes

Celebrating Tomatoes

Sip on wine and elderberry lemonade as we celebrate summers sweet bounty, tomatoes. We will explore different shapes, colors and flavors of tomatoes and make homemade herb pasta with a beautiful cherry tomato sauce followed by a cold sweet treat. This class is hands-on, all participants will help create the meal and savor the flavors under the setting sun.

Tuesday, August 25  |  5:30 - 8 p.m.

$65 (Adults 21+ only)

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Elevating Eggplant

Elevating Eggplant

Sip on wine and elderberry lemonade as we elevate eggplant to the next level.  We will learn about the diverse and beautiful selections of eggplant that grow in The Gardens, make homemade soba noodles with miso glazed eggplant followed by a cold sweet treat. This class is hands-on, all participants will help create the meal and savor the flavors under the setting sun.

Tuesday, September 8  |  5:30 - 8 p.m.

$65 (Adults 21+ only)

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Zoodles of Squash

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Sip on wine and elderberry lemonade as we look at squash from a new perspective. We will learn about a variety of lesser-known squash, create our own homemade zoodles (zucchini noodles) with a basil pesto cream sauce and grilled pumpkin with chili oil and mint followed by a cold sweet treat. This class is hands-on, all participants will help create the meal and savor the flavors under the setting sun.

Tuesday, September 22  |  5:30 - 8 p.m.

$65 (Adults 21+ only)

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