We believe gardens, books, and libraries are natural companions. Our Literary Garden manifests that belief. Click on any of the garden photos above to learn more about the different literary genres, plants, and other features of our Literary Garden.
It is not wholly by chance that the Durango Botanic Gardens are located around the Durango Public Library. We concur with Cicero, the Roman philosopher, statesman, and writer that:
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
The library has been a great partner in building our gardens that remain admission-free, to be shared and enjoyed by all. Our hope is that you come to appreciate how nature and gardens have inspired writers through history and be encouraged to explore new literary horizons.
PLEASE NOTE: Gardens the size, scale of complexity of the Literary Garden cannot be built or grown overnight. Over the next year or two, however, we are confident it will emerge as a significant Durango attraction.
Each of our garden sections contain an audio introduction, books or poems to consider in that genre, plant lists and descriptions, and numerous “discovery points.” Discovery points are simply interesting features within each garden that may not be readily evident. (See a schematic of the Literary Garden layout)
Please consider a donation to our all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization to help build and maintain the Literary Garden.