The Shambhala Botanic Gardens are young botanical gardens, formally opened in 2003, and located on the 600-acre campus of the Shambhala Mountain Center at an altitude of approximately 7,800 feet.
Four distinct environments are being created for the Shambhala Botanic Gardens & Preserve:
- An enclosed, quarter-acre Contemplative Zen Garden in the tradition of the famous monastic gardens of Kyoto, Japan.
- A large-scale organic vegetable and cut-flower garden;
- A landscaped Rocky Mountain Native Plants Garden in four ecological zones representative of the Rocky Mountain West;
- A Native Bird Sanctuary in a stream-side area has bird and bat houses and feeding stations.