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Welcome to the Literary Garden

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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.  

Thanks to our donors for making this garden possible.

Each Garden has Four Elements

Each of our garden sections contains 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.  Go to the Support Us page and choose Literary Garden among your options.

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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 Information Tab for more.

Contact Us:

10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO  81301    

Phone:  970-880-4841

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