Meet the Creator of the Botanical Gardens

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Elizabeth Harris started the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens back in the 1990’s. Since then, it’s grown to be a staple on the Western Slope. It’s full of beautiful plants, flowers and artifacts that represent the history of the area.

Although Elizabeth has since stepped down from the board of directors, she still has an enormous impact on the gardens. She works directly with the Vice President of Development at Strive, Doug Sorter, who currently oversees the Botanical Gardens. One of her latest ideas is to bring the Colorado National Monument into the Botanical Gardens through sculpture. Although this idea isn’t in the works yet, it has the full support of Lee Borden, the Executive Director of the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.

Whatever comes next for the Botanical Gardens, Elizabeth’s main goal is rooted in the community, “Just to bring more knowledge, and a beautiful spectacle of growth for the people to see.”

For more information on the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens you can click here to visit their website, for more information on Strive you can click here for their website, and for more information on the Western Colorado Center for the Arts you can click here to visit their website.

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