In Fort Collins, we have a small jewel of a garden (18 acres) called The Gardens on Spring Creek. Designed by Lauren Springer Ogden, author of The Undaunted Garden and other books, this garden does an excellent job of demonstrating practical, creative ways to incorporate tough, xeric plants into residential landscapes.
Each winter from early December to early January, the garden dons its holiday finery for Garden of Lights. This year, the lights will shine at 5 to 9pm from December 1, 2017 through January 7, except for Christmas Eve and day, and New Years Eve and day. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children, or free for garden members.
If you’re in the neighborhood, stop in at 2145 Centre Avenue.