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Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens (12 acres) are new botanical gardens located at the southern end of 7th Street in Grand Junction, Colorado. The gardens are public, and financed by admission fees and donations. They are a work in progress.
The Gardens have reclaimed a downtown site previously filled with thousands of used tires, junk car parts, and dead batteries. They now contain a 4000 square foot greenhouse and butterfly house, featuring over 600 orchids and other tropical plants from around the world. A variety of outdoor gardens are now taking shape, including a Cactus and Succulent Garden, Children's Secret Garden, Harmony In Color Garden, International Garden, Native Garden, Seasonal Xeric Garden, and Sensory Garden.
The Native Garden is a miniature replica of Colorado's Grand Valley , including the Grand Mesa , the Colorado National Monument, and Mt. Garfield , with plantings related to the 13 geological zones of Western Colorado.
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