Tuesday – Saturday 8am to 4pm Gates close at 3pm
- 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!
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.
Troy Douglas Band 16th of August
Garden Groove Concert Series
Come enjoy the sounds of The Doubious Brothers, The Boys of Summer, and The Troy Douglas Band!
October 12th 2019
This event is perfect for all ages and stages of life so bring your kids, families, strollers, wheelchairs, dogs, and teams!
What’s better than great music? Helping people build places to call home. On Friday, August 23rd, You can do Both. Raise awareness for Habitat for Humanity Mesa County (HfHMC) and listen to finest local musicians Exit 42 Band with Morgan Crouse at the 6th Annual Benefit Concert for HfHMC. Nestled in the beautiful Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, the concert is a family, friend affair with dancing, cornhole, glow sticks and a Raffle from Loki with your ticket purchase.Gates open 6PM. Proceeds from ticket ($15 ADVance, $20 at Gate) and beverage (Palisade Brewing Co. & Plum Creek Winery) sales benefit our HfHMC. Event Sponsor by Alpine Bank with participation from Strive, Chick-fil-A, Jack FM and KAFM. Food provided by Debonair. Buy ADV Tickets Now and Help Build Out Habitats Vision!
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.