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“As beautiful as any Botanical garden”

Annual Flower Trial Garden
Ranked #6 of 110 things to do in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence
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Hotchkiss, Colorado
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95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“As beautiful as any Botanical garden”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

It is part of the CSU trial horticulture program. What a treat to see such a variety of plants in all colors, types and sizes. It has easy access just off College avenue with shaded areas, benches,etc.
I will never miss it when I am in Ft. Collin.

Visited August 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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128 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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“Nice and not crowded”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Street parking is easy to find. The varieties of flowers planted in the ground are pretty mainstream but make a beautiful view from a distance. The potted section had more unique varieties of flowers and plants. Check out both. Area is pretty small so a quick walk through is possible.

Visited August 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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“Extremely Gorgeous”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Lots of beautiful colorful flowers to view...many varities that are very well-marked...they even tell you how much water they give the various varieties each week. A peaceful place for a walk or to sit and reflect as there are benches and a gazebo.

Visited July 2014
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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255 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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“An inspirational garden”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

If you like walking through colorful flower gardens, the CSU Trial Garden is a fine place to visit. Whether you are a home gardener or a serious plant scientist, you can find plenty of inspiration and information among these flower beds. The Trial Garden is a project of Colorado State University for the study of the suitability and performance of annual and perennial flowers growing in the Rocky Mountain environment. Nearly 1000 flower varieties planted from seeds supplied by 21 commercial companies fill the garden. Different seed varieties are selected each year. Most of the flowers receive direct sunlight, while there is one shaded area with indirect light. A gazebo provides visitors some relief from too much sun. A free brochure has a diagram of the garden showing the location of each bed and its types of flowers. Ground level signs identify the flowers. Visitors to Fort Collins and locals find the garden an enjoyable point of interest. The garden is open to the public at no charge. On street parking is adjacent to the garden.

Visited August 2014
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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147 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Beautiful Blooms!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

An excellent destination for a bike ride. The Trial Garden has beautiful flowers in many different varieties. You can wander through the garden and see the different colors and sniff the odoriferous varieties. It's a treat for the senses. We'll go here again!

Visited July 2014
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