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All visitors - including Members - are required to reserve admissions tickets for a specific date and time prior to arriving at The Gardens. We need your cooperation to ensure that we can successfully reopen in a way that helps ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. Visit the admissions page for ticketing information.

Do not plan to visit The Gardens if you have a cough or fever. All visitors are required to follow City of Fort Collins mask protocols. Please practice social distancing – staying at least six feet away from staff, volunteers and visitors not in your party.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?
We are open every day - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We will be open late (until 8 p.m.) every Wednesday (May-October).
Last paid entry is one hour prior to closing.

What does it cost to get in?
Admission (includes the Butterfly House) rates are:

  • Adult: $11
  • Adult 65+ / Military: $9
  • Child (2-17 yrs.): $8
  • Student with ID: $8
  • Members are free

Do you offer a Group Rate? (Not applicable during winter months)
Yes, groups of 10 people or more are eligible for special pricing. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Prices include $2 off admission per person. Please call Guest Services at 970.416.2486 to reserve your tickets. 

What is your holiday schedule?

  • New Year's Day - Closed
  • Martin Luther King Day - Open
  • President's Day - Open
  • Memorial Day - Open
  • Independence Day - Open
  • Labor Day - Open
  • Veteran's Day - Open
  • Thanksgiving - Closed
  • Christmas Eve - Visitor's Center Closed, Garden of Lights open 5 - 9 p.m.
  • Christmas Day - Closed
  • New Year's Eve - Closed

Do you have a wheelchair available?
Yes, we have one wheelchair available for use on site. 

I have recently had a hardship and can no longer afford to visit The Gardens. Can you help?
Yes, our Gardens for All program can help. We do not want any limits to hinder your ability to visit.

Are dogs allowed at The Gardens?
No, dogs are not allowed in The Gardens. Only service animals are allowed on our grounds. 

Is there trail access or bike access through The Gardens?
No, you can not use The Gardens as a bike-thru route for the trail. The Spring Creek Trail is easily accessible to the north of our site.

Do you have a map to share of your gardens?
Yes, find it here.

Do you require a photo permit?
Yes. Our Photo Policy is designed to ensure all guests – those who are taking photos and those who are not – have a positive experience during their visit. All photographers and their parties must follow our Photography Guidelines and Etiquette when on site taking photographs. We encourage visitors to take casual photographs or videos via phones or digital cameras for their own personal use. These personal photographs are not to be used for commercial purposes. Commercial photography is not permitted. All who wish to use Gardens on Spring Creek as a backdrop/setting for any portrait photography, even if the photographer is NOT a professional, must purchase/obtain a photography permit.

Can we bring food and drink for a picnic during your regular hours?
Yes, you are allowed to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into The Gardens for picnics or personal enjoyment. No grilling or small grills allowed. 

What are your event, class, and camp refund policies?
The following refund policies are current for our special events, classes, and camps.

Smoking, marijuana and use of tobacco products is not allowed at The Gardens.