MONTANA Botanical Park

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News & Events







2020 has brought a few changes to the Tiger Garden in the Asian Habitat area. In addition to the Boxwoods and Day Lillies that were planted in 2018, Hostas were transplanted in 2019 and Tiger Lillies added in 2020 to fill in the gaps on the north end of the garden. These plants are an understory to the Russian Rock Birch trees that have been established in this garden along with bulbs that adorn the memorial boulder in place.

A few notable changes will be taking place in 2020. A small rock garden (Taylor's garden) has been established in the Asian Garden. If successful then expansion will be realized and more color may be introduced. Plans are also underway to install Asian shrubs in this area. This is part of the 2020 Pollination Program approved by the society.

Society volunteers are looking forward to a new season of flower raising. Plugs and seeds are on the way and, weather permitting, March appears to be the month that activity heats up. This year, besides the formal gardens, plants will be nurtured for a flower pot expansion in the arboretum. Up to 20 pots will be distributed throughout the pathway system and next to established benches.


We want you! The Botanical Society of Zoo Montana is looking for volunteers for the 2020 season. If you enjoy planting, growing and weeding then you may want to consider helping out during the 2020 season. This position is a learning and rewarding effort and offers a lifetime of experience. Individuals and organization may fill out the simple form on the right and a member of the society will be contacting you soon.


For more personalized information feel free to talk to the Zoo's volunteer coordinator (Jessica) or leave a message:

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The "Plant Select" varieties  arrived and have been  planted  for the 2019-2020 season. All visitors will be treated to this fantastic program. The new garden is tended by the Master Gardeners of Yellowstone County.

ZooMontana is honored to have been selected as a test site for Plant Select, an innovative gardening program through the Denver Botanical Society.

Plant Select® is the country’s leading brand of plants designed to thrive in high plains and intermountain regions, offering plants that provide more beauty with less work so gardeners of all levels can achieve smart, stunning and successful gardens using fewer resources and with a more positive environmental impact.Plant Select’s goal is to create smart plant choices for a new American Landscape inspired by the Rocky Mountain Region.

Plants chosen for program exhibit these eight attributes:

  • Flourish with less water
  • Thrive in a broad range of conditions
  • Habitat-friendly
  • Tough and resilient in challenging climates
  • One of a kind/unique
  • Resist disease & insects
  • Long-lasting beauty
  • Non-invasive

Wanted! New and fresh pictures are needed for our Image Gallery Page. The society would like to share these photos with all visitors to the website. Just go to the Gallery page and follow the easy instructions. You can also share pics on our Facebook Page !