Durango Botanic Gardens

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The Durango Botanic Gardensconsist of a series of public gardens, free and open to the public, thatinclude the Library Demonstration Garden, The Crevice Gardens Along the Trail, and the Arboreta Along the Trail. The Arboreta includes the Gabbro Miniature Conifer Garden, the Cindy Smart Miniature Tree Garden, and the Arboretum (larger tree specimens). Also note the contributions of two allied organizations, the Mountain Thyme Herb Society’s Working Sundial and Thyme Garden as well as our Rosie the Riveter Rose Garden.

Our gardens are designed, developed, and maintained by the Durango Botanic Gardens, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organized for the purpose of demonstrating sound horticultural practice and education as well as expanding the horticultural palate of gardeners in La Plata County and beyond. Some plants, trees, and flora thrive here and others do not. We are dedicated to sharing our learnings with the public so that they can choose plants and trees that are proven winners and beneficial to our southwest Colorado location, which although beautiful and majestic, can also prove challenging to gardening.

We are continually evolving. Our next major garden project will be the Literary Garden to the west of the library. This garden will marry flowers, trees, and plants with themes and authors in literature. This project will recognize our partnership with the library and our philosophy that together, libraries and gardens create their own kind of magic.

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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:

DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS     
10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO  81301    

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

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