Durango BOtanic Gardens
Building Public Gardens Committed to Demonstration and Education
Meet John Anderson, DBS President
John Anderson, at the left, receives a City of Durango award for enhancing the urban landscape from Greg Sykes, city arborist.
My wife, Theresa, and I moved from Michigan to Durango in August of 2011, and established a western office of our logistics consulting business. I have an MBA from Michigan State and managed the operations and marketing functions of our logistics company for many years.
We were lucky to see a local notice about a Durango Botanical Society botanical tour to Mesa Verde and thought that would be an excellent thing to do, and perhaps to meet people who shared our interest in plants
Early in 2013 we joined the Durango Botanical Society so that we could participate in the creation and development of wonderful gardens in and around Durango, CO. I completed the 2015 Master Gardener program from Colorado State University.
I was invited to become a member of the DBS Board of Directors in 2013, and I was happy to volunteer to be the Treasurer of DBS. I am pleased to become the new President of Durango Botanical Society and look forward to the creation and development of additional new public gardens in Durango.
John and Theresa Anderson bring many talents to our
board but perhaps the most unique is their penchant for
creating really scary scarecrows. Together, they have won
the Durango Nursery Scarecrow Contest twice. Shown
here is their 2017 winner, "Edward Scissorhands."