The Durango Botanic Gardens (DBG), located just off the River Trail, surrounding the Durango Public Library is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Bring a picnic, sit on the grass, listen to the river, wander the paths and enjoy the ambiance of a Botanic Garden. The Gardens are open 24/7 and are FREE! An interesting fact, DBG has the largest collection of art in one place in Durango.
Say Hi to our Docents working in the gardens on Saturday morning or ask a question of our Docent on Duty. Individual and group tours are available by calling 970-880-4841. We will ask that you abide by the current CDC regulations.
If you are considering moving to Durango, our organization can help you grow your garden. Due to our altitude, dry climate and freezing temperatures in the winter, Durango is a very challenging place to maintain a garden. As a Botanic Garden, education is foremost in our mission so you will learn the names of plants and flowers as you stroll the garden. We are also a test garden for Plant Select, so you know that what you see growing in this garden, will also grow in your home garden.
The Durango Botanic Gardens are an all-volunteer, non-profit that exists solely on memberships, donations and grants. If you enjoy the gardens, be sure to let us know by putting a small donation in our Garden Totem located along the trail.