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Community Gardens

community garden at the Senior Center

Are you looking to garden but just don't have the space? We can help!

The Gardens on Spring Creek currently manages eight community gardens. In operation since 2010, we now have 167 plots around Fort Collins. At the Community Gardens, residents can grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and annual flowers in a plot in a securely fenced area.

  • Six gardens are in public parks around Fort Collins: Buckingham, Edora, English Ranch, Rogers, Rolland Moore and Twin Silo 
  • One garden is located at the Senior Center
  • One garden is at The Gardens on Spring Creek

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.

We can't wait to share the joy of gardening with you!

Community Gardens FAQs#

There are 8 community gardens in the City of Fort Collins Community Garden Program: Buckingham, Edora, English Ranch, Gardens on Spring Creek, Rogers, Rolland Moore, Senior Center and Twin Silo. There are 167 plots in total.

Each in-ground plot is approximately 150 sq. ft. There are four raised-bed plots at the Senior Center which are 32 sq ft. One plot per household.

Plot Rental Costs: 

  • An initial, one-time $25 deposit for a plot (in-ground and raised-bed)* 
  • An annual $25 fee for an in-ground plot or an annual $15 fee for a raised-bed plot

*The initial, one-time deposit is rolled over each year. If policies are met, the deposit is returned upon leaving the program.

START OF SEASON: After you have paid and signed the Agreement, you may begin gardening. Spring planting of new annual crops must be started by May 31.

FALL CLEAN-UP is in late October/ early November. This is optional; however, we ask everyone to attend to help with this big end-of-season workday.

END OF SEASON: All plots MUST be cleared of dead annual plant material out by November 15.

Because these gardens are in City of Fort Collins Parks, gardeners must uphold a high level of maintenance in the gardens. Plots must be tended regularly, be well-weeded, and policies must be followed in order to keep your plot.

Gardeners are required to complete 4 work hours per plot per season of providing maintenance such as weeding, mulching, and composting in the community spaces of the gardens.

Orientation is required each year. There will be 3-4 orientation dates in the spring.

The community gardens staff will lead education sessions each season. While not required, they are a great way to meet other gardeners, ask your gardening questions, and learn from an expert!

It is prohibited to grow cannabis in the gardens.

Community Gardens Outreach Program#

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

Gardens Community Garden

Someone working in a Community Garden

Rogers Park Community Garden