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Santa Fe Botanical Garden

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Address: 715 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7516
Phone Number:
+1 505-471-9103
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden strives to benefit all Santa Fe and New...

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden strives to benefit all Santa Fe and New Mexico citizens, and our area's many visitors. The Botanical Garden is an independent nonprofit, not a part of the four Santa Fe state museums, with a commitment to affordable admission and providing monthly Community Days free for New Mexico residents. Our educational mission raises awareness of critical issues such as water conservation, climate change impact, and responsible gardening practices. SFBG consists of the Botanical Garden on Museum Hill and the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. The Gardens provides an "outdoor living room" where everyone can connect with nature, marvel at amazing plant varieties, and benefit from a place for contemplation. Visitors can relax under shading ramadas, discover a century-old red bridge, and explore the Art Trail, where changing exhibitions of sculpture will encourage return visits. With an array of native and traditional plants, awe-inspiring stone and metal work, and breathtaking vistas, the Botanical Garden is the essence of New Mexico. The Landscape Architect is W Gary Smith, and we are currently in construction of a 2nd phase, an Ethnobotanical garden to open in 2016. Please stop by and enjoy beauty and lessons to be learned in the garden! Thank you.

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Botanical Garden for plants that grow in semi-arid regions

A beautifully laid out garden filled with plants typical of the southwest. Good examples of plants that are ideal for Santa Fe, so a perfect exhibit for the region. They've... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
West Lafayette, Indiana
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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116 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautifully laid out garden filled with plants typical of the southwest. Good examples of plants that are ideal for Santa Fe, so a perfect exhibit for the region. They've recently added a second area with a herbal garden. Easy to visit, since it's on Museum Hill.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came to santa fe for christmas and found this excursion in a local free paper. Really incredible.

Thank John B
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very pretty Botanical garden in the Museum Hill area. Not very big, and much less flashy than many other city gardens, but gives a real feel for indigenous landscaping in Santa Fe. It's really restful, and easy to get to.

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a new botanical garden divided into 2 sections. The first section is going onto its 5th growing season and the newest section was installed in the fall of 2016. Most of the plants are native and those that are not native are well adapted for an arid climate. For being only 4 years old the original section has... More 

Thank B L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very nice but small and the price seems a little high for what there is. There were a few things blooming while we were there. A good place to spend a hour or so.

Thank Larry R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

While the garden is young and small, it really packs a punch! We were there diuring a sculpture exhibit and between the plantings, sculptures and mountain views, it was breathtaking. Very comprehensive plantings and design, and very helpful staff who were on hand to answer questions and offer information about the city and garden. My husband said it was his... More 

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Essex, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Several times I've enjoyed a guided tour provided by an enthusiastic volunteer. This botanical garden continues to create new landscapes in the uncultivated areas surrounding the core botanical garden. As the garden expands, new plants native to New Mexico and the Southwest, as well as cultivated plants are added. You will see some familiar plants and some that you've never... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Outside of Santa Fe is Museum Hill, and one of the destinations is the Botanical Garden. Admission is $10, which ordinarily wouldn't seem excessive. But the grounds are very limited, divided into two parts. The first is clearly the original and can't be much over 100 yards long. It's beautifully maintained, the plants are well labeled, and generally very nice.... More 

Thank Gregory F
Key Largo, Florida
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Took a stroll in the Santa Fe Botanical this afternoon. A nice quiet place to just be. Great view towards the mountains. Comfortable paths to walk. Even though most of the flowers and herbs are not in bloom, the cactus are stunning. There are many signs to identify the plants which I find helpful. Garden has many lavender and roses... More 

Thank Sabra P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A really well planned new garden with a great future ahead. Make sure to catch a docent for a tour if they are around. I really learned a lot and enjoyed my time there.

Thank GKonthego

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