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Durango Botanic Gardens 2022 Board of Directors - Names and Areas of Responsibility

Executive Committee

Bill LeMaire, PresidentBill LeMaire, President

Develops meeting agendas, chairs board meetings, member of Marketing committee, website administrator, chair of the Art in the Gardens Committee, and lead grant writer.

Barbara Johnson, Vice President Barbara Johnson, Vice President
Chairs Marketing and Outreach committee, member of Literary Garden and Docent Training Committees. 

Connie Markert, TreasurerConnie Markert, Treasurer
Manages organization’s finances, maintaining banking relationships, preparing financial reports, etc. She co-chairs the Annual Bulb Sale.  

Theresa Anderson, SecretaryTheresa Anderson, Secretary
Records meeting minutes, handles correspondence for the board with donations and other matters.  Theresa chairs the Literary Garden committee. 

Board Members

Melanie Palmer, Director and CuratorMelanie Palmer, Director and Curator

As Curator of the Gardens, Melanie arranges for the selection and planting of our trees, shrubs and other flora.  Melanie also manages the DBG Docent Progam and is co-chair of the Annual Bulb Sale.

John Anderson, Director and Literary Garden

John Anderson, Director and Literary Garden

John is a former president of DBG and currently serves on the Literary Garden committee where he contracts for services, maintains that project's budget and garden maintenance.

Hollis Hassenstein, Director and Horticulturist Hollis Hassenstein, Director and Horticulturist
As our Horticulturist, Hollis works closely with the Curator to determine selection of plants, trees, and shrubs that are best suited for our area.
Annette LeMaire, Director and MembershipAnnette LeMaire, Director and Membership 
Annette maintains and develops marketing programs to gain new members, renew current members. As a member of the marketing committee, she is the principal developer of our collateral materials. Annette also serves on the Art Committee and the New Gardens Committee.

Kathy Ballew, Director, Gardens on Tour

Kathy is chair of the 2022 Gardens on Tour and DBG's liaison to the city of Durango as it develops a new, water efficient garden at the city's Utilities Department.
Lynn MitzlLynn Mitzlaff, Director and Garden Maintenanceaff, Director and Garden Maintenance
Lynn coordinates our nearly 50 garden volunteers to maintain the gardens in terms of planting, weeding, and mulching.

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NOTE: Our physical location is 1900 E. Third Avenue, at the Durango Public Library. The gardens are located to the north and east of the library, along the Animas River Trail.

Mailing Address:

Durango Botanic Gardens

10 Town Plaza, #460

Durango, CO  81301

Phone: 970-880-4841
Email: durangobotanic@gmail.com

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Durango Botanic Gardens

Our Location:

The Durango Botanic Gardens are physically located at the Durango Public Library, to the north and east of the library.  The library is located at 1900 E. 3rd Ave., Durango.

There is no admission charge.  Stroll the gardens yourself (there is ample signage in most gardens) or call us at 970-880-4841 to arrange a group tour. See our Information Tab for more.

Contact Us:

10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO  81301    

Phone:  970-880-4841

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