Horticulture & Gardens

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Durango Botanical Society

“The Durango Botanical Society is committed to the design and development of  public gardens throughout SW Colorado for the purposes of education and demonstration."

For more information, please feel free to contact the Durango Botanical Society Director of Horticulture, Lisa Bourey, by email.

CSU Extension is excited to be part of the Durango Botanical Society and we are thrilled with all the work being done at the Durango Public Library  Demonstration Garden (between the library and the river trail). Come check the garden and become a member of the Society today!

Autumn Reading for Gardeners:

Saving Seed
Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds
Fall Planted Bulbs & Corms
Watering in Fall & Winter

  • Pest and Plant Disease Identification - If you need something identified, we first recommend sending in photos with a brief description of the plant or issue. You can also bring in samples to the office. Make sure that insect and disease samples are in a sealed container. We do NOT identify poisonous plants, mushrooms, or animals (please leave the snakes at home).
  • Weed Management (for additional information visit the La Plata County Weed web page)
  • Landscape and Turf Management - links:

      Desirable, Durable Plants
      Turf and Lawn Management
      CSU Extension Yard and Garden

  • Small Acreage - Land Use and Production Practices - Please check the calendar for upcoming Small Acreage Workshops in La Plata, Archuleta, and Montezuma Counties. 
    CSU Extension Small Acreage Management

At a Glance

Darrin Parmenter
Darrin Parmenter– Horticulture/Small Farms

Contact Information

2500 Main Street
Durango, CO 81301 (map)

P: (970) 382-6464
F: (970) 247-2365

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