The Gardens on Spring Creek
Headquarters Location

2145 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526
United States

Focus Area
Food Systems
Outdoor Stewardship
Parks and Recreation (including interpretation/education)
Volunteer Stewardship
Zoo Keeping
Opportunity Type
One-time stewardship experiences
Paid internships
Volunteer positions
Ages Served
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, Post-High School

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The Gardens on Spring Creek is the community botanic garden of Fort Collins, Colorado. The 18-acre site opened in 2004 as part of an important partnership between the City of Fort Collins and the Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people and foster environmental stewardship through horticulture.

Opportunity Examples

Project Hort: A full summer stewardship and volunteer program for teens entering 6th through 12th grade who are passionate about gardening, plants, animals and the environment.

Volunteering: Perform gardening tasks throughout our 12 acres of gardens and greenhouses and assist with special events. Butterfly House volunteers are responsible for maintaining USDA containment standards, helping to ensure excellent guest experience, and enhancing guest takeaways through interpretation and education.

Internships: Helps college students or recent graduates transition effectively from the classroom to the professional world. Interns gain hands-on experience in a variety of areas through our public garden.