The Gardens On Spring Creek
Gardens on Spring Creek
Gardens on Spring Creek is located in Colorado
Gardens on Spring Creek
Gardens on Spring Creek
Location within Colorado
Established 2004
Location 2145 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Coordinates 40°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
Type Botanical garden
Visitors 70,000[1]
Nearest parking On site
Website Official 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 are owned by the city of Fort Collins.

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.[2]

Features

Source: [3]
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

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "Friends of the Gardens launch Capital Campaign". City of Fort Collins. Retrieved 2015. In 2014, 70,000 guests visited The Gardens. 
  2. ^ "History of the Gardens". City of Fort Collins. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ "Our Display Gardens". City of Fort Collins. Retrieved 2015. 

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