The Durango Botanic Gardens are located around the Durango Public Library. Our gardens reflect considerable experience in building gardens uniquely adapted to our Four Corners climates. Tours of our gardens are generally offered beginning around 9am on Saturday mornings from May through September. Special, group tours are available by calling 970-880-4841. All tours are conducted following COVID restrictions of mask wearing and social distancing. On any given Saturday morning from May through September you will find perhaps a dozen or so Durango Botanic Garden volunteers weeding, spading, planting, watering, etc. Included amongst the group will be a friendly, knowledgeable docent-on-duty eager to share with you our garden selections, our history, and our plans for the future. Ask for a tour, we're ready for you!
Our gardens are designed, developed, and maintained by Durango Botanic Garden members for the purposes of education and demonstration. The gardens evolve as testing and studies are concluded. Some plants and trees thrive here and others do not. We are dedicated to sharing this information with the public so that they can choose plants and trees that are proven winners in our harsh and unusual climate. Accordingly, you may see some plants not listed in our literature or maybe a listed plant can't be found. That could be because the plant or tree was still being studied and not quite ready for public sale or that the plant is just not optimum for our growing zone or microclimate.