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Twilight Garden Series

photo of flowers in the evening

Twilight Garden Series
June 27 | July 25 | Aug. 29 
Locations: The Gardens on Spring Creek & CSU Trial Gardens
Cost: $10 per event | Pre-registration is strongly encouraged

There is a special beauty in a garden as the sun begins to set! Join us for a series of hands-on educational evenings with horticulture experts from across our community. Three immersive evenings. Three beautiful sunsets. Three opportunities to learn and grow!

All programs include a lecture and hands-on demonstration component. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

The Twilight Garden Series is presented in partnership with Colorado State University Extension in Larimer County and the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department of Colorado State University.

Learn More and Register for Twilight Garden Sessions#

close-up drip irrigation

Irrigation Party!
Thursday, June 27 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Gardens on Spring Creek | 2145 Centre Ave

Lecture: Curious about drip irrigation? Come explore:

  • Why this form of irrigation is awesome for your gardens (and your bank account)
  • Tips and tricks for success (set-up, scheduling and seasonality) 

Hands-on Learning: Be prepared to get your hands wet with dynamic demonstrations of installing and repairing. This is one party where being a drip is encouraged!

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Colorado State Trial Gardens

Pollinator Palooza
Thursday, July 25 |  6 – 8 p.m.| Door open at 5 p.m.
Colorado State Trial Gardens  |  1401 Remington Street, Fort Collins

Instructors: Lisa Mason, CSU Extension in Arapahoe County & Bee Watch Volunteers

Lecture: Join us to learn everything you need to know about supporting pollinators! We will cover types of pollinators and plants to attract them, creating habitat, and other actions to entice pollinators to visit your own landscape.

Hand-on Learning: Stroll through the CSU Trial Gardens and learn how to identify different species of native bees and other pollinators.

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tulips in container

Thursday,  Aug 29 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Door open at 5 p.m.
The Gardens on Spring Creek  |  2145 Centre Ave, Fort Collins

Lecture/Tour: Stroll through The Gardens on Spring Creek native gardens to discover what’s in bloom and learn about new and interesting perennials for your own home landscape.

Hands-on Learning: Don't have the time to plant large swaths of bulbs? Or maybe you don't have a lot of space?  You can still enjoy some of the spring favorites. Try planting some bulbs in containers!  Join this hands-on workshop to learn how you can maximize some color and space with containerized bulbs.

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Colorado State University’s Flower Trial Gardens were established to evaluate the performance of flower cultivars in the unique environmental conditions of the Rocky Mountain region. The gardens consists of more than 1,000 varieties of annual plants and 300+ perennial varieties. Each year these plants are evaluated by industry personnel based on vigor, uniformity, floriferousness and tolerance to the environmental conditions. The results of this research are available to people throughout the state and can help with selection of the best plants for use in Colorado.  Learn more at