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Discovery Point #1


In this garden you will find plants that attract a wide variety of pollinators, including bees, flower flies, butterflies and hummingbirds.  These pollinators move pollen from one flower to another of the same species helping plants to produce fertile seeds.

Look closely

You will notice this place is full of life.

Stop and Listen

Notice the many creatures that find food among the flowers
How many do you count?


Which colors or shapes attract hummingbirds are they the same for bees and butterflies?


Discovery Point #2

Water Saving Transformation

Before the installation of the literary garden, the ground was covered in sod.
sprinklers were used to keep the sod alive.

The sod was removed and now will be planted with water wise plants, and irrigated with a water saving drip irrigation system.

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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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