Celebrate at The Gardens!
Situated as a botanical oasis right in the heart of Fort Collins, the Gardens on Spring Creek is a one-of-a-kind venue for your special occasion. As one of northern Colorado’s premiere locations, we can offer a beautiful space just right for weddings, corporate events, birthdays, meetings, memorials, retirements or other special milestones.
To learn more, please review the information below. If you are interested in hosting your private event at The Gardens, please complete our Rentals Contact Form.
Please Note: Venues within The Gardens are available for rent for invitation-only private events. We are not able to accommodate external events, free or ticketed, that are open to or marketed to the general public. Additionally, we cannot host any rental that is similar in scope or nature to our own special events, exhibits and program offerings including, but not limited to, fundraisers, concerts and recitals. The Gardens cannot be rented in its entirety for any private gathering.
Overlooking the Great Lawn and immediately adjacent to the Rock Garden, the Café Grove is a beautiful venue for a luncheon, after-hours mixers and other small gatherings. Nestled into the edges of the Rock Garden, many tables are pleasantly shaded by trees.
The Children’s Garden is a truly magical place for all ages –a perfect space for a children’s party or a fairytale wedding ceremony. The space includes a pond, green roof shelter, giant water can with splash park, and much more –the ideal location for anyone wanting to embrace their inner child.
The Community Room is a versatile space ideal for small gatherings, presentations, collaborative meetings and much more! The tables, chairs and whiteboards in this room can be set up in a variety ways, depending on your needs and preferences. This space is carpeted and features large windows with a view of the Welcome Gardens and is located conveniently by the lobby, where you can access restrooms, a water fountain and the Butterfly House.
Evelyn Clark Classroom:
The Classroom is a wonderful space for collaborative projects, classes, meetings and children’s events. Located closest to the Children’s Garden, this space is perfect for birthday parties and as an educational space with easy access to the outdoors for hands-on learning. The room can be arranged to meet a variety of needs and capacities.
Garden of Eatin' and Outdoor Kitchen:
The Garden of Eatin’ is nearly an acre, dedicated to edible plants, and our Outdoor Teaching Kitchen helps visitors learn about food from seed to table. Whether you’re in love with our grape and hop arbors or looking for a place to gather for a meal, the Garden of Eatin’ has everything you need! Please note that the kitchen cannot be used to cook food.
Great Lawn and Everitt Pavilion:
The Great Lawn and Everitt Pavilion are breathtaking spaces at the Gardens on Spring Creek. Located in the center of it all, the Great Lawn is home to summer concerts, weddings and many other special events. The Theme Gardens and Color Walk surrounding the Great Lawn feature showy bulbs, perennials, shrubs and annuals. This space can take many shapes.
The Rock Garden showcases half an acre of alpine gardens with boulders and plants artistically arranged to reflect natural rock and plant relationships, creating a unique sense of place. This garden is perfect for those wanting to feel at home in Colorado’s natural beauty and is one of the more shaded spaces north of the bridge.
This fully covered, beautiful wooden structure is a perfect location for outdoor celebrations and meetings. Guests will have easy access to the Evelyn Clark Classroom, the Children’s Garden and the Garden of Eatin’.
The Undaunted Garden is a special gem at The Gardens. Showcasing four unique areas, this garden highlights stunning plants that thrive with low water input and in our challenging Northern Colorado climate and soils. This garden is designed and managed by nationally renowned garden designer and Fort Collins resident Lauren Springer and is named after her bestselling gardening book The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-Resilient Beauty.
Make your event or meeting even more special! These add-on activities are available upon request and based on availability. Requests must be received at least two weeks ahead of your rental.
Garden Tour | $10 per Person when Added to a Rental
Explore the Gardens on Spring Creek with a guided walking tour with one of our trained ambassadors or staff members. Tours take one to two hours. There is a five-person minimum, 75-person maximum.
Plant Your Own Teacup Succulent | $20 per Person
Your guests will love their very own take-home succulent! Hardy or tender succulents are planted in unique teacups. Each succulent and teacup is slightly different, adding to the charm and fun. The Gardens supplies all instruction and materials including the plants, cups, succulent soil, and small decorative stones. This activity takes approximately 30 minutes. There is an eight-person minimum, 20-person maximum.
DIY Desktop Terrarium | $30 per Person
Treat your guests to their own miniature forests! These little terrariums are a fun and unique take home item and the perfect green indoor décor for all gardeners! The Gardens supplies all instruction and materials including terrarium plants, half-gallon sized jars, soil, gravel and charcoal. This activity takes approximately 30 minutes. There is an eight-person minimum, 20-person maximum.
Solo Meditative Walk | $20 per Group
Follow carefully curated cards on a solo mindfulness walk through The Gardens. This works well as an opening / closing opportunity or paired with another activity so guests are able to take turns on the walk and not go all at once. Available for rentals taking place during operating hours only. Best suited for smaller groups. For groups of up to 12, allow approximately 30-45 minutes.
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