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The Gardens on Spring Creek

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Established  2004
Nearest parking  On site
Phone  +1 970-416-2486
Type  Botanical garden
Website  Official Site
Number of visitors  70,000
The Gardens on Spring Creek
Location  2145 Centre Avenue Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Address  2145 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Hours  Closed now Sunday12–5PMMonday9AM–5PMTuesday9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturday9AM–4PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Spring Canyon Communi, Fort Collins Municipal Railway, Fossil Creek Park, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Horsetooth Mountain
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The Gardens on Spring Creek is an 18 acre (72,843 m²) botanical garden located on the Spring Creek corridor in Fort Collins, Colorado. The entrance is at 2145 Centre Avenue in Fort Collins. The gardens are owned by the city of Fort Collins.

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History

The idea for the gardens was as early as 1986, but the initial move to development can be traced to 1995 when the city of Fort Collins initiated a horticulture program. The visitor center ground breaking was in 2004. The gardens opened in that year. A 501(c)(3) non-profit group helps to raise funds for the garden projects. Several gardens have been added since the opening. Future gardens are in the fund raising stage.

Features

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The grounds have several gardens (listed below). Funds are being raised for future gardens.

Current gardens

  • Entryway Garden - Three beds with different annual flowers
  • Children's Garden (2006) - "...a place for curious kids to explore..."
  • Garden of Eatin' (2009) - "...vegetables, fruits, and herbs..."
  • Wetlands Demonstration (2009) - naturalistic site featuring native wetlands
  • Rock Garden (2010) - plants among quarried rock
  • Greenhouse (1,600 sq ft)
  • Turf demonstration site
  • Xeric Parkway Strip
  • ARTiculture is a program combining "...art and horticulture within the Gardens...". Artwork is loaned to the Garden and is displayed on the grounds.

    Future gardens

  • The Great Lawn
  • The Undaunted Garden
  • Prairie Garden
  • Foothills Garden
  • References

    The Gardens on Spring Creek Wikipedia


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