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Volunteer, It's Fun and You Learn!

The Durango Botanic Gardens would not exist without its dedicated volunteers; they're the backbone of our gardens. Our volunteers can be found in the Gardens most Saturday mornings, spring through fall, usually from 9am-noon.  Spending a Saturday morning in our gardens doing maintenance work may not sound like the most exciting way to kick off your weekend but most volunteers love it. It's great exercise and an opportunity to pick up some tips about gardening from fellow gardeners. If you love being outdoors and working in gardens, please consider volunteering.  And, there are many volunteer opportunities available that do not involve garden maintenance.

Even if you're not a member but just want to learn more about plants, get some tips from our horticulturalists and master gardeners, please stop by. The more hands the better. Bring gloves, water, hats, sun screen, and a few tools if you have them, otherwise we usually have some extra. Mostly, we just need YOU!  If interested in aligning your interests with our volunteer opportunities, contact Jill Salka at or call our general number at 970-880-4841.  


Jill Salka, carrying banner for Gardens on Tour.  There are many ways to volunteer.  Contact Jill to see how your interests align with our volunteer needs.

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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

*Due to the changing nature of Covid-19, we urge all volunteers to adhere to current city and health authority recommendations to remain safe. For more on volunteering please email us at, or call us at  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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