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Come visit our Award Winning Gardens!

Awards and Recognition

Finalist, Non-Profit of the Year (2022), Winner announced May 3, 2022.

Excellence in Interpretive Sign Design, Awarded by the City of Durango

North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) 
We are members of NARGS and are featured in 11 Rock Gardens of Colorado pamphlet. We also trial plants and send reports to NARGS. Durango hosted the NARG's 2021 Annual Conference. 

Plant Select® Golden Shovel Award:
for excellence in design and promotion of the Plant Select mission, Plant Select's highest award.

Plant Select® Showcase Garden 

Habitat Hero Garden:
For converting a blighted urban area into a haven for pollinators 

Colorado Garden Foundation multiple grant recipient

NEW! American Horticultural Society Member: Membership in the Durango Botanic Gardens entitles our members to free and reduced admission at numerous botanic gardens across the country!

Visits & Tours

Gardens overview

Crevice Garden

Wind garden

elevation grass collection


Sun dial & Rosie the Riveter

Literary Garden

Art in the Gardens

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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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