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Gardens on Spring Creek to break ground on five acres of new gardens - November 7

Released on Monday, October 30, 2017
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    A bird's eye view of the Gardens on Spring Creek completion.

Fort Collins, CO – October 30, 2017 – After several years of planning and fundraising, the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, is ready to dig into its future growth with a groundbreaking ceremony that kicks off construction on five new acres of gardens, including the Great Lawn. The event is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The $2.5 million dollar project will complete The Gardens’ Master Plan and will offer the Great Lawn and stage, Undaunted Garden, a Prairie Garden, a Foothills Garden, and several educational and themed gardens.

Construction completion is slated for August 2018. The project team includes Krische Construction as General Contractor, and Russell + Mills Studios, as Landscape Architects.

Community members, Gardens’ supporters, volunteers, and members are invited to celebrate this important milestone in The Gardens’ development.

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony on five new acres of gardens, including the Great Lawn

WHEN: Tuesday, November 7 – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins

GUESTS: Mayor Troxell, City Council members, City leaders, and Friends of the Gardens President, Dulcie Willis and Campaign Chair, Randy Morgan

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About the Gardens on Spring Creek: The Gardens on Spring Creek is the community botanic garden of Fort Collins, Colorado. The 18-acre site opened in May 2004 as part of a vital public/private partnership between the city of Fort Collins and the Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek. The Gardens includes a Plant Select® Demo Garden, Children’s Garden, Garden of Eatin’, Rock Garden, Sustainable Backyard, and Xeric Strip. The Gardens supports school and community garden outreach programs, offers a school field trip program and youth summer camps; provides year-round educational programs for all ages; and hosts several special events. In 2016, The Gardens hosted 65,000 visitors. Learn more about the botanical gardens at