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“I wish more of their plants were identified”

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We visited this garden on a recent trip through the area. The gardens accept American Horticultural Society reciprocal memberships so our admission was gratis.

Visiting near the end of September by it's very nature means that flowers will not be in their peak form but a garden is a garden and there are interesting things to be seen in almost any season when you can see the ground and plants. :-)

It's a smallish garden; still growing; and growing pains are evident. A lot more plants could have been identified than were. That said, we enjoyed the garden immensely as it gave us a better sense for the local vegetation. The historic garden at the far end was particularly enjoyable.

A visit won't take long, but it's also right in town, so you don't have to go far to get there.

Go, support local gardening and enjoy a break from the regular pace of your life.

1  Thank Peter P
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a nice little botanic garden with a nice litttle gift store. They put on some very good educational programs and have a good room for programs or parties. The library in there dept me busy for as long as I was willing to stay. I have not toured all the new gardens lately and when I was there they were hoping to get some butterflies soon.

1  Thank Laurie K
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

quite small for a botanical gardens with one fairly small room; the butterfly house also is very small and doesn't always have butterflies that can be viewed

1  Thank powderdreamer
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

What a wondeful place... perfect for a stroll with a date or loved ones. So soothing and calm. Can't wait for more butterflys!

Thank Chevy2005
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

I liked the whole layout! It's amazing to have this quality here. The butterfly house is great to visit when the snow is on the ground.

1  Thank Leslie L
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