Renting Space in a Community Garden

A place for residents to garden

The new Twin Silo community garden is filling up fast! To have the best chance of getting a plot in any of our community gardens, please contact us today. (updated 10/13/17)

The Gardens on Spring Creek currently manages eight community gardens. Five are in public parks around Fort Collins: Buckingham, Edora, English Ranch, Rogers Rolland Moore and the new Twin Silo park. One garden is located near the Senior Center and one is at the Gardens on Spring Creek. In 2013 the 35 plots at The Gardens on Spring Creek were opened. The community gardening program has been expanding ever since and we now have 155 plots.

At the Community Gardens, residents can grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and annual flowers in a ~150 sq. ft. plot in a securely fenced area. Amenities include a tool shed, picnic table, compost bins, access to water, hoses and watering wands. 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 waitlist, please send your name, phone, email and top 3 garden choices to Vicki Cotton at vcotton@fcgov.com. If you need any more information, please contact us at 970-416-2486.

Twin Silo Park

Community Gardener orientation

This orientation is for new plot renters only. If you do not have a plot, please email Vicki at vcotton@fcgov.com to be put on the waitlist

To accommodate the new Twin Silo community garden we will hold an orientation for new plot renters.

Twin Silo community gardener orientation

  • Wednesday, November 8 - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Orientation will be held at the classroom at The Gardens, 2145 Centre Ave.

If you do not currently have a plot, please email Vicki Cotton at vcotton@fcgov.com to be put on the waitlist.

Community Garden 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, at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 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, or those growing food for donation to the Food Bank for Larimer County. Currently we have availability for this project-based work at three community gardens located in Buckingham, Edora and The Gardens on Spring Creek. If you are interested in discussing your project for gardening in 2016, please contact Vicki Cotton at vcotton@fcgov.com

Are you an individual interested in gardening in a community garden?

Plots are rented out by the growing season for a $50 fee, which includes a $25 deposit. The deposit is refunded if a gardener decides not to return for the next season and after individual plots have been cleaned and gardeners have completed their 4 community work hours (weeding, mulching pathways).

There is currently a waitlist for ALL garden plots. To be placed on the waitlist, please send your name, phone, email and top 3 garden choices to Vicki Cotton at vcotton@fcgov.com. If you need any more information, please contact us at 970-416-2486.

More Information (Updated 1/10/2017):


Community Gardens in Parks

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.

Presentation Materials from Open House

Meeting Minutes from Community Garden Open House

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. Contact Mary Miller, Community Garden Outreach Coordinator: The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526, (970) 416-2495, mmiller@fcgov.com.

Application Documents:

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