The Gardens on Spring Creek
|Location||2145 Centre Avenue|
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
|Coordinates||40°33′42″N 105°05′05″W / 40.561596°N 105.084631°W|
|Nearest parking||On site|
The Gardens on Spring Creek is an 18-acre (72,843 m2) botanical garden located on the Spring Creek corridor in Fort Collins, Colorado. Located at 2145 Centre Avenue, the Gardens is owned and managed by the City of Fort Collins. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer board works in conjunction with the City of Fort Collins on behalf of the institution.
The idea for a community horticulture center in Fort Collins was vocalized 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. Groundbreaking for the visitor center took place in 2004, with the site opening later that year. 2017 saw the groundbreaking for a 5-acre, multi-million dollar expansion of garden spaces for the site. Lasting for two years, this expansion saw the addition of 5 new garden spaces: Theme (Plant Select, Fragrance, Rose, Moon, Hummingbird and Butterfly), Great Lawn/Everitt Pavilion, Undaunted, Foothills, and Prairie Gardens. Completed in 2019, the project doubled the visitor center's square footage and added an all-glass butterfly house operated in partnership with the Butterfly Pavilion of Westminster, CO.
Current garden spaces
- Entryway Garden
- Children's Garden (2006)
- Xeric Parkway Strip (2006)
- Garden of Eatin' (2009)
- Rock Garden (2010)
- Wetlands Garden (2011)
- Sustainable Backyard (2013)
- The Great Lawn and Everitt Pavilion (2018)
- The Undaunted Garden (2018)
- Prairie Garden (2018)
- Foothills Garden (2018)
- Theme Gardens (2018): Plant Select® Garden, Fragrance Garden, Rose Garden, Moon Garden, and Hummingbird & Butterfly Garden
- Butterfly House (2019)
- Welcome Garden (2020)
- ^ "Friends of the Gardens launch Capital Campaign". City of Fort Collins. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
In 2014, 70,000 guests visited The Gardens.
- ^ "History of the Gardens". City of Fort Collins. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- ^ a b Collins, The Gardens at Spring Creek, City of Fort. "The Garden's Expansion Project || The Gardens on Spring Creek". www.fcgov.com. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
- ^ Collins, The Gardens at Spring Creek, City of Fort. "The Butterfly House || The Gardens on Spring Creek". www.fcgov.com. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
- ^ "Our Display Gardens". City of Fort Collins. Retrieved November 30, 2022.