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Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

641 Struthers Avenue

Our Mission:

The Gardens connect visitors with the beauty of the Colorado River Basin and Plateau by providing opportunities for education, science, conservation and community events.


In 1994, the Western Colorado Botanical Society entered into a long-term lease with the City of Grand Junction for a 15 acre site along the Colorado River. Thousands of volunteer hours were donated to remove the acres of debris before construction could begin.The tropical greenhouse opened on November 8, 1997. Native butterflies were introduced in 1998 into the Butterfly House.

The WCBG is home to an Herb Garden, Cactus Garden, Rose Garden and Orchid Display that are maintained by local gardening organizations. The WCBG maintains several other gardens including the Childrens Secret Garden, Shozan-en, Celebration Plaza, Community Garden and the lovely public gardens that surround our buildings. As the WCBG grows, more gardens will be developed.


Amanda Vigil

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Wish there had been more butterflies to see but otherwise a great place to see some beautiful flowers.

Dawn Cutler

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Very nice trail, clean rest rooms, freebie golf course. Some people don't know how to read. Seen alot of dogs of leashes. Those are the people that can ruin it for others.

Michael Banks

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Beautiful flowers but can be a little confusing. States on the website that it is free but all signs at the garden stated you have to pay. Good way to spend an afternoon, just a little confusing on how the flow goes.

Kaye McKeeth

Friday, April 27, 2018
It's a great place for a walk and they have some very interesting plants I've never seen before. It does need a bit of tlc, possibly one person to hire to help maintain some of the garbage laying around. I'm sure once this place gets going it'll be a sight to see.

Madalene Hunter

Friday, June 8, 2018
It is a fun experience for adults and children they have a lot to see it's time to go you can spend some time there and it did you look at everything it does take time to look at everything.

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