Learn more about the Durango Botanic Gardens
“Our mission is to create public gardens that demonstrate best practices, advance horticultural education, and celebrate the inspirational power of sustainable gardens.”
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. All of our garden sections are funded by donations and memberships and maintained entirely by volunteers, guided by a volunteer board of directors.
We take our obligation to produce a safe environment seriously. We are pleased that vaccinations are enhancing our protection from COVID-19. We are not currently requesting masks for the vaccinated but remain attentive to local health authority guidelines.
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.
Visits and Tours
The Durango Botanic Gardens are available year around. There is no admittance fee. An ample amount of signage yields a great deal of information for individuals who wish to stroll the gardens on their own. Individuals also may contact any of volunteers working in the Gardens for information. We love to talk to people about our work.
Board of Directors
Learn more about the current Board of Directors of Durango Botanic Gardens.
Become a Docent
Explore ways you can participate in the Durango Botanic Gardens as a docent or tour guide. There are many roles among our tour leaders, not all require speaking to groups.
Learn more about how you can get involved.
Please note that our physical location is 1900 E. Third Avenue, at the Durango Public Library.
Latest News & Events
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.
Durango Botanic Gardens
10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO 81301