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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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The Garden's Expansion Project

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In 2019, The Gardens on Spring Creek emerged from its two-year metamorphosis, unveiling its $6 million  transformation, including changes to its indoor and outdoor spaces.  The expansion featured the construction of a permanent Butterfly House, the first of its kind in northern Colorado.

Five acres of new gardens include:

Highlights include the largest collection of cold hardy cactus on display in the United States, the convergence of two eco-systems (Prairie and Foothills) to expose the beauty and function of native plants and the gathering expanse of the Great Lawn and Everitt Pavilion, which will feature performing arts, events, rentals and other gatherings.

New additions to the Visitor Center doubled its square footage to 9,740 square feet to serve an anticipated 125,000 annual visitors, including the Butterfly House, large community meeting room, new entryway with gift shop, café concessions and additional office space.

Watch the Transformation: 2017 - 2019