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Durango Botanic Gardens

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The Botanic Gardens can be accessed from the Animas River Trail and near the entrance to the Durango Public Library

Mission Statement

Creating public gardens for demonstration, education, and inspiration

Our Vision

Leading the way to adaptable and sustainable gardens in southwest Colorado

About Us

The Durango Botanic Gardens, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded in 2010 as the Durango Botanical Society with the goal of producing one of the Southwest's premier public gardens. We are funded by donations, memberships, and ticketed events. Our gardens are maintained entirely by volunteers, guided by a volunteer board of directors. In 2024, membership has grown to 421 members.

Contact Us

Please note the gardens are located at 1900 E. Third Avenue, at the Durango Public Library.

Mailing Address:      
Durango Botanic Gardens
10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO  81301

Phone: 970-880-4841


The Durango Botanic Gardens are located to the east and north of the Durango Public Library.  The Library and Gardens are accessible if hiking the Animas River Trail, just past the Fish Hatchery from the south or just past Rank Park and Durango High School from the north.  The library is located at 1900 E. Third Avenue in Durango. 

Visits and Tours

Conducting group tours is an important part of our mission as a botanical garden, demonstrating through our plant collections what works best in our growing zones.  Docents are on duty on Saturday mornings for private tours.  Interested in a group outing and tour, contact us at 970-880-4841.  

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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 About Us for more.

Contact Us:

10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO  81301    

Phone:  970-880-4841

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