Durango BOtanical Society
Building Public Gardens Committed to Demonstration and Education
The Founding Board Members ( 2011-2013) had a vision and enlisted community enthusiasm,volunteers and contributions to develop the premier
garden project for DBS.
“The Durango Botanical Society is committed to the design and development of public gardens throughout SW Colorado for the purposes of education and demonstration."
The evolution of dedicated Board Members enabled the Durango Botanical Society to complete the Library Demonstration Garden through volunteer efforts.
John Anderson President
Open Seat Vice President
Connie Markert Treasurer
Camilla Potter Secretary
Cindy Smart Executive Director'
Melanie Palmer Garden Curator
Hollis Hassenstein Director of Horticulture
Lynn Mitzlaf Garden Manager
Jane Collard Gould Garden Designer
Lisa Bourey Garden Design Coordinator
Erik Lewis Canyon Landscape
Contractor and Stone Mason
Pete Varney Photographer
Durango Botanical Society
1400 Main Ave.
Durango CO. 81301 Gardens are located at 1900 East 3rd Ave. Behind the Library on the trail.
The Society meets on the second Monday of every month at 9 AM, In program room three at the Durango Public Library. Margaret Mead once said:
Founding Board 2010
We are in the PINK!