The Literary Garden is being designed to reflect water-wise planting and garden design as well as concepts in water-harvesting, a critical new feature in gardening in the southwest as we experience a drier, changing climate. We believe this new garden will offer our community a special place for relaxation and reflection. The Literary Garden seeks to build community, add to the quality of life in the North Main Neighborhood District.
The Durango Botanic Gardens has been building public gardens around the library since 2011, beginning with the award-winning Demonstration Garden behind the library. Since then we have added numerous gardens designed to demonstrate best garden practices, enhance horticultural education and inspire our community to build beautiful, sustainable gardens.
The Durango Botanic Gardens is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit with no paid-staff and with most board members contributing their own funds for plants, mulch, and other garden needs.
We cannot, however, build this garden without the support of the community. We are approaching city and county officials, a variety of foundations and other grantors, and individuals like you to help with funding. We appreciate anything you are able to contribute to this new community asset.
Contributors to this major public garden project will be recognized at our website, in our library bookcase and in a special dedicatory souvenir book according to their donation level.