Horticulture & Gardens

2020 Colorado Master Gardener

Are you interested in gaining knowledge about plants and helping others?  The Colorado Master Gardener program is for you!

The Colorado Master Gardener program in La Plata County is taking applications for our 12 week series that starts in January and will be held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, every Thursday 9 am to 4 pm.

Master Gardeners are part of the outreach program of Colorado State University; a statewide network of faculty and staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Coloradans in their local communities using research based information.

Please click here for more information about the Colorado Master Gardener program 

La Plata County Fruit Tree Gleaning - site has moved! Click Here!

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!

Colorado Gardener

CSU Extension has several publications for the Colorado gardener. Topics in this section include:

Gardening Basics

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Garden Diseases

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Fruits and vegetables

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Native Plants

Trees & Shrubs

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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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