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The Gardens on Spring Creek has been working closely with the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic through social distancing measures and capped attendance. All visitors - including Members - are required to reserve admissions tickets for a specific date and time prior to arriving at The Gardens. Visit the admissions page for ticketing information.

Visit The Gardens COVID-19 guidelines page to review all of our COVID-19 guidelines and procedures.

Garden of Eatin'

Year Opened:  2009
Garden Designer:  Sally Guthart

The Garden of Eatin’ is a ¾-acre site dedicated to edible plants and crops, including vegetables, fruits and herbs.  This garden serves as a living classroom, providing ideas and demonstrating crops appropriate to grow in Northern Colorado. 

This fully productive garden maximizes space for optimal and diverse food production for culinary classes and donation to the Food Bank for Larimer County.  Organic gardening techniques are utilized, where compost enriches the soil and pests are managed in natural, non-chemical ways.


  • Outdoor Teaching Kitchen for culinary class demonstrations
  • Raised beds, including one that is wheelchair accessible
  • Fruit tree orchard with varieties of plum, sour cherry, pear, apple and peach
  • An array of small fruits, such as honeyberry, strawberry, grape and blackberry
  • A mix of shrubs and perennials in the Pollinator Garden
  • Themed beds include the International and the Continental United States Gardens
  • Herb Garden teaming with culinary plants, such as saffron, thyme, sage, lavender and basil