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.
The 2017-2020 Board listed below has implimented phase 3, The Arboreta. They were involved in all aspects of design, plant and tree selection, educational outreach and development od educational materials. They were also on the ground planting and maintaining these gardens.
John Anderson President
Open Seat Vice President
Connie Markert Treasurer
Camilla Potter Secretary
Mary Ann McCarthy
Cindy Smart Executive Director'
Barbara Johnson Adminstrative Assistant
Melanie Palmer Garden Curator
Hollis Hassenstein Director of Horticulture
Lynn Mitzlaf Garden Manager
Jane Collard Gould Garden Designer
Lisa Bourey Horticultural Designer
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 12pm, In program room three at the Durango Public Library. Margaret Mead once said:
The 5 Founding Board Members in 2010
Cindy Smart Founded the Society in 2010. She gathered the garden enthsiasts below to fill the first board positions.
Sandra Bauman, Joann Wharton, Jeff Wagner and Eve Gilmore all joined the Board in 2011 and served a short period of time to help us get off the ground. They helped in organizational projects, educational outreach and our first events. Their work was greatly appreciated and we owe deep gratitude to them for their efforts.
We are in the PINK!