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A Special Thanks to our Business Partners and Institutional Supporters!

No organization succeeds alone.  We benefit from a variety of relationships in both the for profit and non-profit sectors.  Many local nurseries and other garden and landscaping supply companies offer our members substantial discounts or other items or services of value.  We also benefit from a number of important connections and memberships in other non-profit organizations.  Following are some of these partners with further information and links to their websites.

Product and Service Partners

AJ’s Greenhouse
Family-owned local shop with 20 years experience in the greenhouse business. Offering a large selection of annuals, perennials, veggies and herbs, in addition to beautiful baskets and planters. Offering 10% discount on plants to DBG Members.

Blooming Landscape & Design

Brooke Safford and her team offer a full range of landscapes services beginning with site analysis and then moving to design and installation.  Blooming also offers ongoing maintenance, trail planning and design as well as expertise in permaculture.  Blooming designed and installed the Durango Botanic Gardens' Pollinator Garden.

Botanical Concepts
Full-service garden center with perennials, bedding plants, vegetable plants, herbs, shrubs, trees, vines, berries, soils, specialty tools, and garden art. Janine and her team offer great advice on what to purchase for our region and tips on installation.  She recently opened a houseplant space at Sustainable Goods in Durango.  Offering 10% discount on plant materials to DBG members.

Canyon Landscape

Canyon Landscape and Masonry is a landscape construction company emphasizing high quality stone masonry to build distinctive landscapes for the Southwest and beyond. We strive to integrate the landscape with the home by creating desirable outdoor spaces and bringing stone elements indoors.  Canyon Landscape has installed most of the hardscaping at the Durango Botanic Gardens.

Cliffrose Garden Center
Full-service garden center and gift shop in Cortez, Colorado, offers more than 700 types of plants suitable for the high-desert climate of our region. Good supply of native plants. Offering 10% discount on plants to DBG members.

Columbine Landscapes 
Leading the industry with conversation-starting landscapes featuring functional and beautiful rain gardens that employ Permacultural and regenerative approaches to pollinator friendly, native plants-forward, low maintenance landscapes that showcase a dynamic southwest Colorado aesthetic. 10% of Durango Botanic Garden members' purchase of a design and install service will be donated to DBG.

Durango Nursery & Supply
Durango Nursery & Supply provides the community with quality landscape plants and materials need in all areas of residential and commercial land development. They supply native and xeric plants as well a wide range of bulk materials such as mulch, stone, gravel, etc. Offering a 10% discount on plant materials to DBG members.

Genesis Land and Waterscapes

Genesis Land & Waterscapes offers professional landscaping, water features, xeriscape designs and construction.  In addition to professional landscape design and installation, Chad White and the Genesis team offer hardscaping, rock and crevice garden installations as well as being a leading water feature resource for ponds, waterfalls, streambeds, and fountains.

Grasshoppers Landscaping & Lawn Services
From concept, design, and installation, to ultimately relaxing in your new landscape, Grasshoppers can help you with it all. They used simple, I-pad based, design apps to bring your ideas to life.  Services include a full range of landscaping services from design to installation as well as lawn and property care, snow removal, tree services, and irrigation.

High Plains Nursery
High Plains Nursery, Inc. was started in 2000 by Larry Sprague, a Midwest grower, who seized the opportunity to create a growing nursery in southern Colorado, when he found the perfect acreage in the fertile San Juan River Valley.

Passion Flower Farm
Offering bouquets and bundles—all locally grown. Hand selected, long lasting, masses of colorful flowers and greens assembled in a stylistic vase for your home or business. If you want a particular color or flower, contact Lisa Bourey and talk more specifically about what is in season. Seasonal Farm Flowers available May-Oct, depending on weather. Offering a 10% discount to DBG members on most arrangements.

San Juan Nurseries
San Juan Nurseries, in business since 1952, is a full-service garden center where honesty, integrity, and quality will never be compromised. San Juan Nurseries offers a 10% discount to Durango Botanic Garden members on plant materials.

Associations and Other Partners

American Public Gardens Association
The American Public Gardens Association is the leading professional organization for the field of public horticulture, advancing the field by encouraging best practices, offering educational and networking opportunities, and advocating on behalf of  members, programs and public gardens worldwide.

American Horticultural Society
Founded in 1922, the American Horticultural Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to sharing with all Americans the critical role of plants, gardens, and green spaces in creating healthy, livable communities. As a member of the Durango Botanic Gardens, you can participate in the AHS Reciprocal Garden Network which entitles you to visit any of the AHS member gardens at free or discounted admission fees when presenting your DBG membership card.

City of Durango
The City has made numerous grants to the Durango Botanic Gardens and has been a valued partner in a number of projects.  The City has been recognized as a Tree City USA and since 1980 and has received the Growth Award since 1993.  For more on its urban forest program: 

Colorado Garden Foundation
Colorado Garden Foundation awards grants to organizations and scholarships to individuals throughout Colorado. In the past 62 years, organizations throughout Colorado have received grants totaling more than $10 million from Colorado Garden Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to furthering the horticultural industry. Durango Botanic Gardens has been the beneficiary of this grant program.

Colorado State University, La Plata County Extension
The mission of La Plata County Extension is to provide information and education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state and national issues affecting individuals, youth, family, businesses, agricultural enterprises and communities of Colorado. They produce a large number of seminars, workshops, and lectures that can benefit your garden and enhance your gardening knowledge.

North American Rock Garden Society
The North American Rock Garden Society is a society founded to promote rock gardening in North America. The society has 40 chapters across the United States and Canada. The society was founded on March 21, 1934 during a New York City gathering of more than 250 rock garden enthusiasts.

Plant Select®
Plant Select® is a nonprofit collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and professional horticulturists whose mission is to seek out and distribute the very best plants for landscapes and gardens from the intermountain regions to the high plains and beyond. Durango Botanic Gardens (DBG) is proud to be a Plant Select® Demonstration Garden. In 2015, DBG won Plant Select’s Golden Shovel Award recognizing excellence in Demonstration Garden design.

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NOTE: Our physical location is 1900 E. Third Avenue, at the Durango Public Library. The gardens are located to the north and east of the library, along the Animas River Trail.

Mailing Address:

Durango Botanic Gardens

10 Town Plaza, #460

Durango, CO  81301

Phone: 970-880-4841

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Durango Botanic Gardens

Our Location:

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.

Contact Us:

10 Town Plaza, #460
Durango, CO  81301    

Phone:  970-880-4841

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