The Gardens will be open to the public from ~9am to ~5pm until further notice. There will be periodic closures due to construction, weather, and visitor safety concerns.
The Gardens are normally open to the public every day from dawn til dusk unless a private event has been scheduled.
There is no admission fee (donations welcome!).
The Gardens are located just south of
the Montrose Pavilion and Event Center.
1800 Pavilion Dr, Montrose, CO 81401
Click on each section of the map to learn more.
The Garden is growing and changing, and we've recently approved the final "Master Plan" for the remaining portions of the garden. Be sure to see what the Gardens has in its future.
Montrose Botanic Garden 2019 Master Plan
The 2019 Montrose Botanic Garden Master Plan by Mt Daly Enterprises, LLC is the fourth master plan for the 3.5 acre garden since it was a vision in 1995 of Jim Chaplin, the first president of the Montrose Botanical Society.
The current master plan was over a year in a half in development, soliciting input from the society’s membership, stake holders in the community and the general public. It is focused on the undeveloped lower two thirds of the site, featuring five gardens: the Environmental Education Center with “Happy Hollow” Children’s Garden, the Plateau Garden, the Semi-Desert Garden, the Serenity Garden and the historical Jacal Homestead with an Agricultural Demonstration Area.
In contrast to past plans, major water features have been pared down along with formal garden designs in accordance with southwest Colorado’s arid climate and casual life style. What has not changed is the society’s commitment to development of botanic gardens for demonstration, education and leisure.
Click the image to see the whole plan.