Durango BOtanic Gardens

Building Public Gardens Committed to Inspiration,Demonstration,and Education

Volunteer, It's Fun and You Learn!

Sometimes a "volunteer" in the garden is an unwanted intrusion, other times it might be considered a "bonus" plant. For us, it's an easy choice: We love our human 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 of volunteers love it. It's great exercise and an environment to constantly learn about gardening and fellow gardeners. If you love being outdoors and working in gardens, please consider volunteering.

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing requirements we have temporarily implemented a worksheet signup that permits volunteers to work independently through the week, not just Saturday mornings. We urge all volunteers to adhere to city and health authority recommendations. For more on volunteering and signing up on our worksheet, please email us at durangobotanic@gmail.com, or or call us at 970-880-4841

Even if you're 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, and a few tools if you have them, otherwise we usually have some extra.  Mostly, we just need YOU!

   Observing our DBS 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 DBS gardens is the cornerstone    to our success.

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