Winter at the Gardens:
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
December 16, 2022 6-8 pm
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
655 Struthers Avenue, Grand Junction CO
Please join us in celebrating the holiday season at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens.
Experience a winter wonderland atmosphere while touring the Gardens, glowing with festive lighting.
Bring your wish list for Santa!
This event is brought to you by STRiVE and is free to the public.
Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 4 pm Gates close at 3:30 pm
- 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 641 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.
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.