Hibiscus at CSU Flower Trial Garden in Fort Collins
Todd Harding, TSM

There are so many wonderful things to see and do in Fort Collins. It is almost impossible to choose the best place to visit, but the CSU Flower Trial Garden, right across the street from the old Fort Collins High School, would be my first choice for a summer visit. It's absolutely beautiful and it's free.

Honestly, I could just as easily picked the Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour, Featuring the Biergarten and the famous Budweiser Clydesdales or the New Belgium Brewery and tasting room. There is also Old Town Square, the Colorado State University campus, Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, the Poudre River and so much more. However, I had to settle one and I did.

The Flower Trial Garden is planted with annuals from late May through October. Pansies are planted in the fall and are on display through early spring. The perennial trials are displayed year round across the street in front of the CSU Center for the Arts at the corner of Remington and Lake.

The garden is open daily to the public and free of charge

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