The Gardens on Spring Creek currently manages eight community gardens. Five gardens are in public parks around Fort Collins: Buckingham, Edora, English Ranch, Rogers, Rolland Moore and Twin Silo Park. One garden is located near the Senior Center, and one is at the Gardens on Spring Creek. The community gardening program has been operating since 2013, and we now have 158 plots.
At the Community Gardens, residents can grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and annual flowers in a ~150 square foot plot in a securely fenced area. Amenities include a tool shed, picnic table, compost bins, hoses and watering wands and access to water. Gardeners are asked to provide their own tools, plants, and other supplies.
Garden Plot Rental: To reserve a plot or to be placed on the wait list, please send your name, phone, email and top 3 garden choices to Vicki Cotton at dmNvdHRvbkBmY2dvdi5jb20=. If you need any more information, please contact us at (970) 416-2486.
1.) The wait list for Twin Silo Community Garden is extremely long.
2.) Best practice is to get on the wait list as soon as possible to have the best chance of getting a spot.
Do you provide direct education to under-served populations, schools, or would you like to grow food for the Food Bank?
The Community Garden Outreach Program reserves a plot at each of the Community Gardens we manage for groups that offer direct education programming to youth or under-served populations, schools, veterans, disabled populations, or those growing food for donation to the Food Bank for Larimer County. We have availability for this project-based work at several community gardens. If you are interested in discussing your project for gardening, please contact Vicki Cotton at dmNvdHRvbkBmY2dvdi5jb20=
Learn More (Updated 1/15/19):
This program is currently on hold.
The City of Fort Collins hosted an open house in 2015 to discuss Community Gardens in Parks and the application process for neighborhoods interested in a community garden in their nearby park. Parks suitable for a Community Garden include: Spring Canyon Park, Cottonwood Glen Park, Golden Meadows Park, Leisure Park, Miramont Park, Overland Park, Ridgeview Park, Rossborough Park, Soft Gold Park, Stewart Case Park, Troutman Park, WatersWay Park, Westfield Park.
If you are interested in submitting an application for a community garden, please contact Mary Miller, Community Garden Outreach Coordinator at (970) 416-2495 or via email bW1pbGxlckBmY2dvdi5jb20=.