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History of the Gardens

On a warm August evening in 1995, a large group of interested and perhaps curious people came together to discuss the creation of a botanic garden for the City of Montrose. Fueled by the enthusiasm in that room, leaders began the paperwork required to form the Montrose Botanical Society with the purpose of developing the Montrose Botanic Gardens.

Since that first meeting, hundreds of important actions, events and people have contributed to the growth of the Botanic Gardens. We are grateful for them all but could fit only a few in the timeline below. We are excited to be a part of how -- almost by definition -- the Gardens will continue to develop, grow and change.

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