Durango BOtanic Gardens

Building Public Gardens Committed to 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 us volunteers love it. It's great exercise and an environment to constantly learn about gardening and fellow gardeners.

From early April through September, weather permitting, Durango Botanical Society members can be found on Saturday mornings in the gardens weeding, trimming, raking, planting, pruning, and doing a host of other garden chores to keep our gardens beautiful. The 2019 schedule for work is as follows:

April & May, 9:00am -- 11:00am

June through September, 8:00am to 10am

And, 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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