The Gardens on Spring Creek

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Gardens on Spring Creek
Gardens on Spring Creek is located in Colorado
Gardens on Spring Creek
Gardens on Spring Creek
Location within Colorado
Established2004
Location2145 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Coordinates40°33′42″N 105°05′05″W / 40.561596°N 105.084631°W / 40.561596; -105.084631Coordinates: 40°33′42″N 105°05′05″W / 40.561596°N 105.084631°W / 40.561596; -105.084631
TypeBotanical garden
Visitors70,000[1]
Nearest parkingOn site
WebsiteOfficial 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. The entrance is at 2145 Centre Avenue in Fort Collins. 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.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4][5]

Features[edit]

Current Garden Spaces[6][edit]

  • Entryway Garden
  • Children's Garden (2006)
  • Garden of Eatin' (2009)
  • Rock Garden (2010)
  • Xeric Parkway Strip (2006)
  • The Great Lawn and Everitt Pavilion (2018)
  • The Undaunted Garden (2018)
  • Prairie Garden (2018)
  • Foothills Garden (2018)
  • Theme Gardens (2018)
    • Hummingbird Garden
    • Moon Garden
    • Rose Garden
    • Plant Select Garden
  • Butterfly House (2019)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friends of the Gardens launch Capital Campaign". City of Fort Collins. Retrieved October 16, 2015. In 2014, 70,000 guests visited The Gardens.
  2. ^ "History of the Gardens". City of Fort Collins. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Collins, The Gardens at Spring Creek, City of Fort. "The Butterfly House || The Gardens on Spring Creek". www.fcgov.com. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  6. ^ "Our Display Gardens". City of Fort Collins. Retrieved October 16, 2015.

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