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Summers at The Gardens

Summer is in full swing at the Gardens on Spring Creek!  Don't miss these exciting activities included with admission (and always free to Members)!

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Garden Strolls
Saturdays & Sundays | June 8 – Sept. 29 | Tours start promptly at 10:30 a.m.
No registration required | Included with admission / membership

Join our talented Garden Ambassadors for a casual and educational stroll. Each tour will last approximately one hour and will highlight new, interesting, and unique features in The Gardens.

bee on a flower

Pollinator Party!

Saturday, June 22 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To celebrate Pollinator Week, we're throwing a Pollinator Party with community partners! Included with admission/membership, this party will be buzzing with all kinds of fun family-friendly activities aimed at helping you learn about the importance of pollinators in our world. 

  • Tour The Gardens through the eyes of a pollinator
  • Play educational games
  • Get up close and personal with pollinators at our microscope station
  • And so much more

Pollinators make our world go round. Through education, we can find ways to protect and support our local ecosystems. Let's learn and grow!

Participating partners:

  • CSU Extension in Larmier County/Larimer County Master Gardeners
  • Fort Collins Audubon Society
  • Poudre Libraries
  • Colorado State Forest Service
  • BROADN CSU Student Group
  • People and Pollinator Action Network
woman in hat painting watercolor sunflowers in garden

Plein Air in The Gardens
2024 Dates: May 10 | June 14 | July 12 | Aug. 16 | Sept 13 | Oct. 11

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Included with admission / membership

See the beauty of The Gardens through the eyes of an artist as they paint en plain air.

Plein, French for outdoors, is the act of painting in the landscape, a practice dating back centuries. It allows the painter to better capture the changing details of the gardens around them. We will have both local and Plein Air Artists Colorado painters spread throughout The Gardens.

Plein Air Showcase: Saturday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Interested in joining the painters? All painters are welcome; registered painters have early access to the Gardens before it opens. Register now for more details.

story time

Storytime at The Gardens on Spring Creek with the Poudre River Public Library District
2024 Wednesdays: June 26 | July 24 | Aug. 7

3:30 – 4 p.m. | Included with admission / membership

Join us for garden storytime designed for newborns to age six. We will move, sing, and offer a nature-inspired activity to take home. This class is specifically designed to connect young learners to their natural world and develop early language comprehension, fine and gross motor skills, creativity, and multicultural understanding. This is a parent/caregiver participation event. Please dress for the weather.

Registration not required.