The Library Demonstration Garden was our first public garden project begun in 2011 and completed in 2012. A small group of volunteers, led by Cindy Smart, founder of the Gardens, requested permission of the city to convert a space behind the recently completed Durango Public Library into a public garden that would demonstrate scientifically focused plant selection for our region. With a growing infusion of people from different parts of the nation--many new to the challenging growing conditions in our region--these gardens act as a kind of living 'showroom' of what works in our area. Click our touch map to expand for better viewing.
DBG has partnered with Plant Select® to bring plants, shrubs, and trees from the Intermountain West and other geographic areas that are adapted to our challenging conditions. The garden has been divided into 7 sections that highlight plants from different life zones found in and around the Durango area. Start with the Prairie Garden at the entrance and enjoy your tour. The garden map is color coded and follows the garden path from the entrance sign.
Thank you to our Garden Partners, Affiliates, and Benefactors
The Durango Botanic Gardens are physically located at the Durango Public Library, to the north and east of the library. The library is located at 1900 E. 3rd Ave., Durango.
There is no admission charge. Stroll the gardens yourself (there is ample signage in most gardens) or call us at 970-880-4841 to arrange a group tour. See our Information Tab for more.
DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS
10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO 81301