Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins

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In 1995, a non-profit group successfully convinced the Fort Collins city council to initiate a city-funded community horticulture program. The positive results of that program’s many dozens of gardens and gardening projects were then used as a springboard to secure the endorsement of voters in a 1997 municipal election, resulting in $3,000,000 in city funding for The Gardens on Spring Creek.

In the spring of 2001, The Friends organization was established for the purpose of providing support for The Gardens on Spring Creek and to aid the implementation of its mission and programming. After much hard work, including many thousands of volunteer hours, The Gardens opened to the community in January 2004.

Major accomplishments of the Friends of The Gardens on Spring Creek to date include:

-Securing funding towards the construction of the Evelyn Clark Classroom facility, the Children’s Garden, the Entry Garden, and the Garden of Eatin' (which provides fresh, healthy produce for distribution through the Food Bank of Larimer County)

-Establishing a membership of over 200 local citizens that provide financial support to The Gardens on Spring Creek through annual dues, donations, and participation in special events

-Organizing and conducting special events each year to promote awareness of The Gardens on Spring Creek

Producing a semi-annual newsletter highlighting educational and community events held at The Gardens on Spring Creek
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  • We visited the Gardens for the first time to see their Christmas Lights Display. A very pleasant evening outside and wonderful creative holiday lights displays. A nice slow walk through the lighted ar...  more »
  • If you are looking for some peace in the city, find some time here. The flowers are beautiful and there is even music events at times, as well as seasonal celebrations for the entire family. Come, rel...  more »
  • The gardens provided the opportunity to become familiar with the plants, trees and flowers of Colorado. We spent over an hour in the gardens exploring. Our favorite was the rock garden.  more »
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  • The Gardens on Spring Creek are poised to expand from being a local, mixed use city gardens to a full fledged botanic garden, which will include a butterfly house. This transformation is being performed in stages and needs the patronage of the local citizenry to attain the goal. Meanwhile, during the holiday season, you can support the endeavor by donating $5 when you visit the beautiful Garden of Lights any evening thru December and into early January.
  • We love this place, especially at Christmas time! they have the entire place decorated with elaborate lights and designs, and they always have Santa for the kids, hot cider, and usually a musical act indoors. Lots of fun for the family.
  • Love going here in the summer with the kids to enjoy the flowers and play in the water. They also put on a great light show during the holidays.
  • Spring Creek is beautiful this time of year with all of the fall colors showing in full splendor! Winter critters can be found along the banks
  • Great place to walk along the creek. Peaceful & calming.

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