Durango BOtanic Gardens

Building Public Gardens Committed to Demonstration and Education

Upcoming events

    • 06 May 2020
    • 23 Sep 2020
    • Durango Public Library
    Register

    DUE TO COVID-19, THE FIRST EVENT HAS  BEEN CANCELED!  PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS SITE FOR FURTHER UPDATES. 

    The Great Garden Series is held from May through August at the Durango Public Library and is a partnership between the Library, the Durango Botanic Gardens and the La Plata County Extension office.   This event is FREE and open to the public.  

    • 16 May 2020
    • 8:15 AM
    • 17 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Durango Public Library (Sat., 5/16); Deep Creek Ranch, Mancos (Sun., 5/17)
    Register

    I am sure it will come as no surprise, considering the pandemic surrounding the Covid-19 coronavirus, that we must cancel this conference until further notice.  The stakes are too high, the information so fluid, we believe this is the only responsible action available to us.  We ask for and appreciate your understanding.

     We are looking at some dates in the late fall and will keep you posted.  It is even possible we will need to consider dates in the first half of 2021. 










    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Durango Public Library
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    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • La Plata County Fairgrounds
    Register

    THE EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO JUNE 27-28 AND WILL BE AT THE LA PLATA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.  THIS DATE IS CONSIDERED TENTATIVE AND WILL ONLY BE HELD IF DETERMINED SAFE BY THE SAN JUAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.  THE BOTANIC GARDENS DO NOT MAKE THIS DETERMINATION AS WE ARE A PARTICIPANT ONLY.  IF THE EVENT IS HELD, PLEASE JOIN US AS WE WILL ALL BE READY FOR A BIT OF SOCIALIZING!!  FOR NOW - STAY HOME AND BE WELL. 


    • 18 Jul 2020
    • La Plata County Extension Office
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    FAIRY GARDENS!    What fun to have little gnomes and fairies protecting your garden.   Want to learn how to make a fairy garden?   Join us at the La Plata County Extension Office on July 18th.  Tell your friends (and your parents).  We will provide the materials. 

    This event is still in the planning stages, so be sure to check back on a regular basis for the time and more information! 

    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • La Plata County Fairgrounds
    Registration is closed

    Tired of the cold weather?  Looking forward to your colorful bulbs this spring?  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!   The Botanical Society's annual fall bulb sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th, so mark your calendar.  We will have over 8,000 bulbs this year - many varieties that are not available locally and ALL have been approved for Durango's challenging climate.   Mike Smedley will give his entertaining talk before the sale doors open.   More information will be posted as it is available.  See you at the sale!  

Past events

19 Oct 2019 DBS Annual Bulb Sale
04 Sep 2019 Great Garden Series: For the Love of Herbs
28 Aug 2019 You Grew it - Now What?
24 Aug 2019 Photography Workshop
10 Aug 2019 Member & Community Appreciation Event
07 Aug 2019 Great Garden Series - Plant This, NOT That!
24 Jul 2019 Great Garden Series - Creating Tissue Paper Flowers
10 Jul 2019 Great Garden Series - Creating Rock Art
22 Jun 2019 Gardens on Tour
19 Jun 2019 Great Garden Series - Eva Montane
05 Jun 2019 Great Garden Series - Kami Larson
25 May 2019 DBS Garage Sale - Save the Date!
01 May 2019 The Great Garden Series
06 Apr 2019 Garden Tours
19 Mar 2019 Native Plant Talk
16 Mar 2019 Tips for Trees
06 Mar 2019 Budding Authors
13 Oct 2018 8th Annual Bulb Sale
28 Sep 2018 Miniature Tree Garden Dedication
28 Aug 2018 All About Bees
02 May 2018 Landscaping for Fire Mitigation
07 Apr 2018 CALLING ALL COUCH POTATOES!
01 Apr 2018 2018 Events
03 Feb 2018 Winter Tree ID Workshop
21 Oct 2017 Back Ordered Bulbs and Daffodils
26 Aug 2017 Cooking with Herbs
24 Jun 2017 Gardens on Tour "Just My Style"
17 Jun 2017 Botanical Illustration Orchids 101
08 Jun 2017 Four Corners Horticulture Conference: Individual Tickets
08 Jun 2017 Complete Pass - $175.00 Two Days, All Lectures - Lunch - Tours The Four Corners Horticulture Conference
29 Apr 2017 Hypertufa Workshop: Get your hypertufa on!
14 Mar 2017 Become a Docent
01 Jan 2017 Save the Dates for our 2018 Events
15 Oct 2016 6th Annual Bulb Sale
26 Jul 2016 Crowdfunding Kickoff!
15 Jul 2016 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
11 Jun 2016 Fairy Garden Birthday Party
11 Jun 2016 Hypertufa Workshop
20 May 2016 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
13 May 2016 Rock'n in the Garden Last Three Days
08 May 2016 Rock'n in the Garden
21 Apr 2016 Spring Friendraiser
13 Apr 2016 Birds and Bird Habitat
02 Apr 2016 Zen Doodles
12 Mar 2016 Terrarium Garden Party
05 Mar 2016 Docent Orientation
20 Jan 2016 Botanical Illustration "Working in Miniature"
07 Nov 2015 An Apothecary Garden "Plants that Heal"
24 Oct 2015 Vote for us!
17 Oct 2015 5th Annual Bulb Sale
27 Jun 2015 Gardens on TOUR
16 May 2015 Garden Party Celebration
02 May 2015 Spring Nursery Tour
18 Apr 2015 Stained Glass Stepping Stones
16 Apr 2015 Annual Membership Party "Drawn from Nature"
07 Apr 2015 Casting Call: Gardens on TOUR
04 Apr 2015 News from the Garden Maintenance Committee
28 Mar 2015 Docent Training Program Orientation and Overview
07 Feb 2015 "Folded Memory Journal" Another Botanical Illustration Workshop
21 Jan 2015 "Creating an Illustrated Journal" Another Botanical Illustration 6 Week course
16 Oct 2014 Botanical Drawing with Watercolor Pencils Evening Class
15 Oct 2014 Botanical Drawing with Watercolor Pencils Morning Class
07 Sep 2014 Fall Hypertufa Workshop
01 Sep 2014 Container Garden Challenge
21 Jun 2014 Gardens on TOUR
07 Jun 2014 Exploring Drawing and Writing through Nature Journals
05 Jun 2014 Fillers Spillers and Thrillers
22 May 2014 Spring Nursery Tour
15 May 2014 It's All About Relationships!
22 Apr 2014 Garden Party Celebration
13 Apr 2014 Spring Hypertufa Workshop
29 Jan 2014 Botanical Illustration
02 Nov 2013 Whimsical World of Herb Gardens
15 Oct 2013 Garden Party Celebration
27 Sep 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
25 Sep 2013 Pencil 1 Class Botanical Illustration
20 Sep 2013 ANNUAL FALL PLANT AND BULB BONANZA (must register for events one at a time)
20 Sep 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
13 Sep 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
12 Sep 2013 Fall Native Xeric Plant Sale
12 Sep 2013 Library Demonstration Garden Maintenance Program
06 Sep 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
30 Aug 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
24 Aug 2013 The Art of Graft!
23 Aug 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
20 Aug 2013 Library Demonstration Garden Maintenance Program
16 Aug 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
10 Aug 2013 Evening in the Garden
09 Aug 2013 Botanical Art Reception at the Rochester Hotel
09 Aug 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
02 Aug 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
26 Jul 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
20 Jul 2013 Go West
19 Jul 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
13 Jul 2013 Summer in the Garden
13 Jul 2013 What's bugging you?
12 Jul 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
05 Jul 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
28 Jun 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
22 Jun 2013 GARDENS on TOUR
21 Jun 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
20 Jun 2013 "Sneak a Peek" Plant Select unveils newest plants!
14 Jun 2013 Free Tours of the Library Demonstration Garden
04 Jun 2013 Sticky Business... Planting Cacti that is!
01 Jun 2013 Spring in the Garden Botanic and Garden Journaling
15 May 2013 Spring Nursery Tour
13 Apr 2013 Introduction to Botanical Illustration
06 Apr 2013 Introduction to Propagation Workshop
28 Feb 2013 Selection of the Youth Art for our Demonstration Garden
23 Feb 2013 Docent Training
18 Feb 2013 Introduction to Botanical Illustration
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