Garden Club: Get Planting with the Community Gardens in Fort Collins
Each year students from Colorado State University and Front Range Community College along with Horticulturists begin cultivating herbs, perennials and veggie starts. The Gardens on Spring Creek is an 18 acre site and offers a way for the Fort Collins community to come together and get growing.
Every year this growing community offers the results of their green thumbs to the public with their annual spring plant sale. The proceeds from the plant sales benefit horticulture programs at both CSU and FRCC.
The plant sale is coming up on Mother’s Day weekend. Saturday, the 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Mother’s Day from noon to 5 p.m. Walk the gardens and choose from thousands of annuals, herbs, perennials and veggie starts.
Garden on Spring Creek hosts several community gardens throughout the city where you can pick your own 10′ x 15′ plot. This is a great opportunity for you if you like to raise a garden and don’t have the space. Each site is fenced and offers a few amenities to local gardeners, including a tool shed, compost bin and access to water. There is a nominal fee for participating in the community garden plots of $50 with $25 of it considered a deposit and usually refunded at the end of the season.
In addition to the annual plant sale, The Gardens on Spring Creek host several events throughout the year including Music in the Garden, Garden of Lights, Garden to Fork Cooking Classes and Youth Birthday Parties.