Youth Programs

Fun-filled education for the budding gardener and nature enthusiast

Youth programs at The Gardens offers a wide variety of engaging programs, classes, and special events to introduce and engage your child to the wonders of the natural world.

Ongoing programs, one-time classes, and spring break and summer camps are developed with all age groups in mind, including toddler and preschoolers. Many parent and child opportunities exist in addition to several experiential opportunities.

The Gardens can now provide scholarships for youth specific classes and programs to income-qualifying families. Please submit the following application:

Youth Program Scholarship Application

Youth Program Scholarship Application, Spanish

Follow the links on the sidebar to your chosen destination and more information.

Tree Trunks for Rent

Looking for forestry-related educational resources for your classroom, family, or daycare?

Tree Trunks are now available for check-out! Filled to the brim with activities and materials for all ages, Tree Trunks make teaching lessons about trees successful and fun. These arbor-themed kits are a collaborative project made possible by Society of American Foresters, the Gardens on Spring Creek, Front Range Community College, Colorado State Forest Service, and US Forest Service.

Trunks are available for elementary school aged children, middle school students, and adults.

Cost: $50 refundable damage deposit

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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)


Monday, April 23
No events today.