Explore Botanic Beauty

Explore Botanic Beauty

Wild flower garden with red, blue and yellow flowers.


Located in the heart of Fort Collins, The Gardens on Spring Creek features 12 acres of curated botanic beauty, providing inspiration, peace, and respite to visitors.

The Gardens on Spring Creek is the perfect place to come together. Pack a picnic and make a splash in our Children’s Garden, featuring numerous inviting areas for curious kids to explore, discover, and grow in — including our giant watering can play area.  

Savor the flavor of our Garden of Eatin’ vegetable garden displaying edible plants and crops appropriate to grow in northern Colorado and generating thousands of pounds of produce annually for the Food Bank for Larimer County.

Don’t miss the naturalistic plantings of our renowned Rock Garden or our Foothills and Prairie gardens. View waterwise plantings by celebrated garden designer and plants woman Lauren Springer in our Undaunted Garden, which also features one of the largest collections of cold-hardy cacti in the country.

Our blooms continue year-round in our tropical Butterfly House, home to hundreds of butterflies with beautiful plants they love. In partnership with Butterfly Pavilion, this warm sensory experience allows all ages to get “up close” to butterflies and plants in a tropical environment.

From Garden of Lights and our Spring Plant Sale to summer concerts and Pumpkins on Parade, The Gardens has family-friendly events all year long. Now through winter 2023, don’t miss our Bird House Village art exhibit, featuring nine sculptures exploring the concept of house and home from the view of birds. Utilizing upcycled materials like large tree stumps, driftwood, salvaged piano parts, scrap wood, and a large collection of odds and ends, the artists have created a variety of sculptural micro-habitats and clustered dwellings that form niche bird neighborhoods throughout the gardenscape.

Once you’ve finished exploring, stop by our gift shop to pick up a momento of your visit, including art, home decor, wellness products, and gardening gifts, many by local artists.

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