Durango Botanical Society

Demonstration and Educational Gardens

You can see the new plans for the Durango Botanic Gardens  by clicking on New Projects and Durango Botanic Gardens. Or click here Durango Botanic Gardens Overview 

Demonstration Garden Update

Don't miss the Demonstration Garden Tours. Led by Certified Docents who make touring the garden a real treat. Check out plants from around the world that have been tested by us to make sure they can survive in our climate.

Every Friday (9:00 am Meet in the Library Lobby)

Grand Prize Winner Rite Warfield  and DBS President Dave Potter. Thank you Dave Claussen!

And the winner is......................................Garden #6

Cherrie and Dennis Lum

Cherrie in the backyard.

One portion of the backyard.


The xeric front yard.

Two new Docents graduate after giving their first tour.

Congratulations to Bob and Catherine

The question everyone is asking. Is it garden art or art in the garden or the art of gardening? Join us April 16th and decide for yourself.

What a PARTY !

Thank you Star Liquors and Carvers for our beer and wine.

A tremendous shout out to everyone who donated to our auction.

Thank you to all that attended, we reached our goal and  we have 15 new members!

Great food and we have to  thank you Dave( the only member of the Durango Blue Man Group), Camilla,Theresa, Jill and everyone else who pitched in.

Thank you Docent volunteers for helping Janet set up the auction and break down the party.

Melanie, Tish and Debbie did a great job checking people in.

Our bartenders Dan and Clark poured their hearts out!

Look who had fun!

Bidding-Eating-Drinking-Dancing  to the band Bob's Yr Uncle! 



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 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

Garden Maintenance Calendar 2015

It's easy! Every Saturday at 8:30 AM

Please join the Garden Maintenance Committee crew for volunteer work maintaining the Durango Botanical Society’s Library Demonstration Garden. This beautiful and educational garden is maintained solely by volunteers. As a volunteer you will learn more about gardening and plants that are suitable and appropriate for our area. You can relax and reduce stress by being in a quiet, peaceful environment. We will work in the garden every Saturday morning starting in April.  Presentations on new plantings in the garden will take place in May and June. This is an exciting test garden and our work is very important to our community. Please join us on any of the dates below. You can set your own schedule for of these dates.

Bring your work gloves, favorite tools, hat, sunglasses and water a bag/bucket for trimmings. Set your own time schedule, most volunteers will work an hour to an hour and a half.  Come enjoy and learn!

 “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

You can click save the dates to see upcoming events. Actual event registration is listed below as they open for registration. You can also go to the event button and click on upcoming events. Events that are open for registration will be listed.

Upcoming events

01 Jan 2015 • Durango Area

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Durango Botanical Society

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