My mom adventures in Fort Collins

Local Color: The Gardens on Spring Creek

I am embarrassed to say that it took me two years to finally check this one off my list! When we first moved here, I had heard such great things about the gardens–not only the flowers and vegetables, but also the different programs that are available for kids and the entire family. We went to the gardens on a random weekday, and it was so much fun.

The Gardens on Spring Creek are essentially free, but they do recommend a donation. Without a doubt, the highlight for us was the children’s area. My kids loved the koi pond (you can pet the fish!), the Dr. Seuss house, the watering cans and all the fabulous areas to water.  There are lovely vegetable gardens and it’s fun to show the kids what/where/how stuff grows. There is even a huge set-up for cooking classes with an outdoor kitchen. We packed a snack in, paid a few dollars to a good cause, and easily spent an hour running around the gardens. What a fun place! You can even rent space here for weddings, parties or other events. I could see this being a fantastic birthday party spot.

Scout outside the tall watering can, with the smaller real-life watering can

Ruby at the decked-out piano

The gateway to the kids’ garden is heralded by some board-short wearing stick dudes

Scout in the Seuss house

Yep, I’d say we give the Gardens on Spring Creek a big thumbs up!


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This looks like fun! I need to take K to a few of the garden spots here as well.

Comment by RFL

Gardens are fun. And if you play your cards right there’s a shady spot for you to sit and flip through a magazine while the bumkin trots along watering the garden. Win-win!

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