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Live at The Gardens Summer Concert Series  |  June - September

Get ready for a summer filled with live music in the most beautiful setting in Fort Collins! The Gardens on Spring Creek and The Lincoln Center are delighted to partner for another year of exciting performances in our breathtakingly gorgeous venue.

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Saturday and Sunday Strolls

Join our talented Gardens Ambassadors for a casual and educational stroll through the Gardens on Spring Creek.  Each tour will focus on something different and highlight what is new or interesting.

Tours will take place every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  No prior reservation is required.  Strolls are included in admission and free for Members.

Saturdays and Sundays  |  10:30 a.m.

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Plein Air in The Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of The Gardens through the eyes of an artist as they paint en plein air. Plein, French for outdoors, is the act of painting in the landscape and is a practice going back centuries. It allows the painter to better capture the changing details of the gardens around them. We will have painters from the Plein Air Artists Colorado and other local painters spread throughout the gardens.

No prior reservation is required.  Plein air painting is included in admission and free for Members.

Fridays  | 8:00 a.m. – Noon

  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8 

Are you a painter interested in joining us?  Register here.

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Storytime at The Gardens with the Poudre River Public Library District

Join us for this partnered garden story time designed for children newborn to age six.  Participants will move, sing and offer a nature-inspired activity to take home. These classes are specifically designed to connect young learners to their natural world, develop early language comprehension, fine and gross motor skills, creativity and multicultural understandings. This is a parent / caregiver participation event. 

This 20- to 30-minute story time is designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy time together dancing, listening, clapping and singing.  Please dress for the weather.

No prior reservation is required.  Storytime at The Gardens is included in admission and free for Members.

Wednesdays  | 3:30 - 4 p.m.

  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
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Pollination Celebration with the People and Pollinator Action Network

Celebrate National Pollinator Week at the Gardens on Spring Creek. We will explore the amazing world of pollinators through hands-on activities like puzzles, microscopes, planting and games with community partners.

No prior reservation is required.  The Pollination Celebration is included with admission and free for Members.

Saturday, June 17  |  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Northern Colorado Bonsai Show

Bonsai is an ancient Japanese living art created by training trees using horticultural techniques and Asian aesthetics in unique and beautiful ways. View a collection of inspiring trees during your visit to The Gardens. Bonsai professionals will be on sight to talk about their art and answer questions.

No prior reservation is required.  The Northern Colorado Bonsai Show is included with admission and is free for Members.

Saturday, August 19  |  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.