The world’s only garden dedicated to the genus Penstemon, the Penstemon Garden honors the plant, which originates in the Rocky Mountains, with over 273 species, of which 60 are native to Colorado. Jeff's Garden is a lovely south-facing garden that boasts volcanic rocks found on the sides of the Flat Top Mountains and containers filled with seasonal plants and shrubs.
The Spring Bulbs Garden is full of crocus, daffodils, hyacinths, and tulip bulbs that burst into bloom during the spring, while the Foliage Garden is a shady grove that focuses on leaves instead of flowers, such as Lungworts, Hostas, and Ornamental Grasses.
Sascha's Rock Garden overlooks the Yampa River and features alpine blooms from around the world, and the Annuals Garden is home to a variety of annuals that are replanted every year. The Rose Garden has a variety of shrub roses grown in a manicured garden of raised beds next to West Creek, and Dorothy's Garden is a dry xeric garden with an array of native plants which attract a variety of pollinators.
The Stumpyland Fairy Garden is a beautiful place for children to explore, discover and use their imagination to learn more about plants and the environment in which they live.
The Yampa River Botanic Park is also home to an array of sculptures which are dotted throughout the Park, including The Turtle, The Frog, Peter, Cherish, The Trumpeter, Nammu, Wings, Buddha, The Stag, and the Apollo Armillary Sundial. Photo: Yampa River Botanic Park
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