Durango Botanical Society

Demonstration and Educational Gardens


We are proud to announce that we were awarded a "Showcase Garden Award" on October 8th by Plant Select, Colorado State and the Denver Botanic Gardens. 90 gardens can compete for this honor at a time. There are only 16 such gardens in our state.

In addition to the criteria below we were recognized for our outstanding volunteer training and execution, our community outreach and educational programs as well as our administrative skills. 

We are so fortunate to have such an active and supportive member and volunteer base. We could not have achieved this honor without your help and hard work. Our award is in the bookcase at the library. Stop by and see the other exhibits. Thank you to Dave potter,Camilla Potter, Cindy Smart and Tish Varney for representing us in Denver.

Showcase Gardens meet or exceed all guidelines to be a Plant Select® demonstration garden plus:

  • Have a unique and exceptional artistic design
  • Be of adequate size with a diverse plant palette
  • Provide good maintenance practices
  • Are extensive in scope of vision
  • Open to the public seven days a week

The 4th Annual Bulb Sale

We sold out!
The bulb sale was a huge success.
As we promised you, here is a link where you can buy bulbs that will work in our area. Remember Brent and Becky will be donating 25% of your order total to DBS. 
How great is that?
If you have questions about bulbs please e mail us dbs81301@gmail.com 

Thank you to all who participated in our bake sales and donated into the "kitty" to move our Puma to the Demonstration Garden. We will be placing her soon. 

Upcoming Events and Workshops
We are planning a holiday workshop now. Will post details soon.
Watch our new videos: 
Send us your videos or pictures and we will post them for you.
 Please donate and help our garden grow Donations and Garden Stone Purchases
There is something new at DBS! 
      Go to our store and get decked out for gardening.This  is just the beginning! Our Store
Demonstration Garden Tours

Learn about plants suitable for our area. Docent Led Garden Tours of the Demonstration Garden Friday's at 9:30 AM the last tour is September 26th We meet in the Library Lobby.

 “The Durango Botanical Society is committed to 

the design and development of  public gardens throughout 

SW Colorado for the purposes of education and demonstration."

Latest Projects: New Garden Map
New Garden Map Project

Upcoming events

See each event for details

Latest News

28 Nov 2013 10:27 AM • Cindy Smart
19 Nov 2013 8:53 AM • Cindy Smart

1400 Main Ave.
Durango CO. 81301
Phone: 970-749-5642
Durango Botanical Society
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