Volunteer in the Gardens; It's Fun and You Learn!
The Durango Botanic Gardens would not exist without its dedicated volunteers; they're the backbone of our gardens. Spending a Saturday morning* in our gardens doing maintenance work may not sound like the most exciting way to kick off your weekend but most volunteers love it. It's great exercise and an opportunity to pick up some tips about gardening from fellow gardeners. If you love being outdoors and working in gardens, please consider volunteering. We generally start at 9am in the early Spring, changing to an 8am start-time as the weather warms.
Even if you are not a member but just want to learn more about our plants, get some tips from our horticulturalists and master gardeners, stop by. The more hands the better. Bring gloves, water, hats, sun screen, and a few tools if you have them, otherwise we usually have some extra. Mostly, we just need YOU!
Observing our DBG volunteers at work in the gardens, one passerby, remarked: "I know it's springtime when I see you folks working in the gardens." Volunteering to do maintenance in the DBG gardens is the cornerstone to our success.
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NOTE: Our physical location is 1900 E. Third Avenue, at the Durango Public Library. The gardens are located to the north and east of the library, along the Animas River Trail.
Durango Botanic Gardens
10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO 81301