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Grand Junction - 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.


Samuel O'Neill

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
The Botanical Gardens are a fantastic place to go kill a few hours in Grand Junction, especially if you have children. There are a number of attractions, including a koi pond, butterfly garden, greenhouse, and exhibits of early pioneer equipment and living. The greenhouse and outdoor area showcase native and non-native plant life, many of which have informational plaques. Check out Watson Island, in the same park, for a really great disc-golf course.

Stephan Abey

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
🕊Love plants and flowers, it's very comforting ♡ theryputical♡ It's such a beautiful place to visit💗 🌷 Thank You⚘

Kate Hartman

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Worth the price, very cool and informative. There's also a gift shop. Not too busy, lots of cool plants and a cool cat finishes the tour for you

Jewel Cat

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Very Beautiful and a must see,a nice place to relax and get away from life!

Dean Drake

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Doing so much good for the river front area educating the younger generation and will make things better for years to come

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