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. In 2022, membership grew to 384 members.
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. The library is located at 1900 E. Third Avenue in Durango.
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 the volunteers working in the Gardens for information. We love to talk to people about our work.
We are also pleased to offer group tours for your organization. The Gardens are a fascinating place with interesting stories to tell that our docents are eager to share. To arrange a tour, call us at 970-880-4841. Be sure to ask about any special pandemic restrictions that might be in place. We have offered tours through much of the pandemic as long as our tour groups abide by distancing and the wearing of masks. LEARN MORE, WATCH VIDEO
Meet our current Board of Directors
Explore ways you can participate in the Durango Botanic Gardens as a docent or tour guide. There are many roles among our tour leaders and not all require speaking to groups. LEARN MORE
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We can use folks in many different capacities. You don't have to be a botanist or master gardener to add value to our gardens. LEARN MORE
Please note the gardens are located at 1900 E. Third Avenue, at the Durango Public Library.
Durango Botanic Gardens
10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO 81301