Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - Colorado - Grand Junction

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

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, ShÅzan-en, Celebration Plaza, Community Garden and the lovely public gardens that surround our buildings. As the WCBG grows, more gardens will be developed.

Main Address:
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
641 Struthers Avenue
Grand Junction
Colorado 81501 United States of America

Telephone: (970) 245-3288
Fax: (970) 245-9001
URL: www.wcbotanic.org
Primary Email: cdingman@wcbotanic.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Laura Stafford, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Michelle Kolb, Volunteer Coordinator & Business Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.0555790
    Longitude: -108.5620740
    Annual Rainfall: 230 mm
    Altitude: 1397.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 278 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 16000

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes