Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

970-245-9030

The Gardens connect visitors with the beauty of the Colorado River Basin and Plateau by providing opportunities for education, science, conservation and community events. 655 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday 8am to 4pm Gates close at 3pm

Rates

  • Adults $5.00
  • Seniors/Students/Military/Children 12+ $4.00
  • Children 3-11 $3.00
  • Children Under 3 Free

We also participate in the Reciprocal Admission Program which provides admission to over 300 Botanical Gardens across the U.S. for FREE if you use your membership. You also receive 10% off all gift shop purchases and on tickets for our hosted events!

Our History…

In 1994, the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens located at 655 Struthers Avenue, in Grand Junction, Colorado 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, before a crowd of 2,500 celebrants.  Native butterflies were introduced in 1998 in the (Ashley Furniture) Butterfly House.  The WCBG also has the Botanical Gift Shop that carries garden, butterfly, and Colorado-related gift items and books.

The WCBG is home to several specialty gardens including the Cactus Garden, Antique Rose Garden, Children’s Secret Garden, the Western Heritage Garden, Celebration Plaza, Japanese garden and the gardens that surround our buildings. The tropical rainforest and butterfly house showcase tropical plants and orchids as well as koi fish, turtles, tortoises, and butterflies.  As the WCBG grows, more gardens will be developed.

Special Events

Sensory Christmas Dec 14Th and 21st  from 5 pm-8 pm with an ornament craft sale.

Tropical Rainforest

Filled with tropical plants native to the Pacific Coastal Region.

Butterfly Pavilion

Come explore a variety of Butterfly species in our Butterfly Pavilion. We hope you leave with a knowledge of why these tiny creatures are so important to life.

Shoran-Eu Koi Pond

Studies show that Koi pond owners provide stress relief and relaxation.

Russell Water Gardens describes Koi Ponds as,

“Swimming Pools for Koi” or simply big fish tanks. There are no rocks, gravel, or aquatic plants in the pond that could potentially harm the Koi. The Koi Pond is constructed with straight down sides (no steps) to prevent any predators from walking into the pond and trying to make a meal out of the Koi.

Spring Time in the Gardens…

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Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

970-245-9030

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

655 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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