Our Display Gardens

Current gardens to explore:

  • Children's Garden: Filled with numerous inviting areas for curious kids to explore
  • Garden of Eatin': A three-quarter edible garden bursting with vegetables, fruits, and herbs
  • Rock Garden: A unique and naturalistic garden featuring Colorado native plants, adapted plants suited to Colorado growing conditions, and an outstanding collection of dwarf conifers set amongst locally quarried rock.
  • Entryway Garden: In addition to the permanent plantings, this garden features three beds with different annual flowers every year.
  • Community Gardens: Garden plots available for rent
  • Dahlia Demonstration Garden: Featuring hundreds of dahlia varieties.
  • Daylily Demonstration Garden: Featuring hundreds of daylily varieties.
  • Wetland Demonstration Site: A naturalistic site that features native wetland, riparian, and upland plants
  • Turf Demonstration Site: The Turf Demonstration Site acts as an educational piece, showing homeowners different varieties of grass in Northern Colorado. The site features three plots, each plot consisting of five horizontal strips.
  • Sustainable Backyard: Provides eco-conscious ideas to homeowners while demonstrating the use of many sustainable landscape materials including native plants, a windscreen, turf alternatives, a bird thicket, a dry creek among others
  • Xeric Parkway Strip: Designed by nationally recognized landscape designer and garden author, Lauren Springer-Ogden, this Parkway Strip, known as the Hell Strip, showcases xeriscape plants that thrive in hot, often inhospitable areas sandwiched between the street and the sidewalk.

Future Gardens:

  • The Great Lawn
  • Prairie Demonstration Site
  • Foothills Demonstration Site
  • The Undaunted Garden

To volunteer to help maintain the display gardens, please contact Ann Achilli, Volunteer Coordinator, at 970-416-2482 or aachilli@fcgov.com.

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Contact Us:

2145 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Our Hours:

May 1–Sept. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
noon–5 p.m. Sun.

Oct. 1–Apr. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
(closed Sunday)


Tuesday, March 20
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The Gardens on Spring Creek is the community botanic garden of Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit our display gardens, take a gardening class, enjoy our special events and...Take Root. Grow. Flourish.

Our admission is a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $2 per child. Members enjoy free admission.