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19 Aug, 2016

Pavilion nearing completion in Orchard Garden

Friday, August 19, 2016 Thanks to our docent, Paul Eitner, who captured this beautiful picture of the approach to the new pavilion under construction on the Orchard Garden side of the bridge. The pavilion is 26 ft. by 30 ft. (780 sq ft) and will be completed by the end of the month by Weldon [...]

9 Aug, 2016

August 6-13 is Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 We want to thank Nicholas Maestas, Constituent Liaison for Congressman Ben R. Luján, for visiting us today during "Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week"! We had the pleasure of giving a construction tour of the new ethnobotanical gardens, Ojos y Manos, showing our current thriving plant collections after all the wonderful recent rain, and [...]

1 Aug, 2016

Garden Stories

Dates: August 1 though October 31, 2016 We all have a story about a garden.  It might be your memory of the first rose you smelled in your grandma's yard or the time you kissed a crush behind a tree at school.  Share your favorite plant story in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum [...]

1 Jul, 2016

What’s in Bloom: Summer Symphony of Purple

July 1, 2016 By Joan Grabel Although not a complete list of all plants in bloom, this article will feature a few to look for while in the gardens. Featured in the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill: For a SUMMER SYMPHONY OF PURPLE you can use all the plants listed, paying attention to their height and size, [...]

28 Jun, 2016

New, Reduced, Affordable Admission

June 28, 2016 We’ve removed the cost of admission so you and your family can enjoy all the magic and wonder at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. If you have an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card, simply show it when you arrive to receive free admission during regular visiting hours. Through Museums for All, the [...]

14 May, 2016

Mid-construction preview of Ojos y Manos

May 14th, 2016 W. Gary Smith, landscape architect and artist Our landscape architect, W. Gary Smith, has posted a great tour of the site in progress: "Here is a mid-construction preview of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden's new ethnobotanical garden, Ojos y Manos (Eyes and Hands). I was at SFBG all week working [...]

1 May, 2016

What’s in Bloom Early to Mid-Spring?

By Joan Grabel Although not a complete list of all plants in bloom, this article will feature a few to look for while in the gardens. Featured in the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill: Scientific name: Malus x ‘Radiant’ Common name: 'Radiant' crabapple Habit: 15 to 20 ft. high and wide Hardiness: Zones: 4-9 [...]

11 Mar, 2016

Phase II Construction Update

Friday, March 11, 2016 We're getting closer! Check out our progress on Phase Two - Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands Photo: Clayton Bass Photo: Clayton Bass Photo: Clayton Bass Photo: Clayton Bass Photo: Clayton Bass Photo: Clayton Bass

15 Jul, 2015

Stillness, Change, Art – Timelapse Video

Video by Alexander Bindrim. The Spirit of Machu Picchu III, Philip Mangas Haozous’s elemental mass of bronze, looms over the garden, stark and still, under the leisurely wind and clouds. The unchanging sculpture stands apart from the rest of the Garden, which yields and bends to the forces of nature. The elms, oaks, pinyon and [...]

15 Jul, 2015

Summer of Color: Santa Fe Botanical Gardens by KASA.com

The summer of color is in full swing in Santa Fe, and if green is your favorite color, have we got a treat for you. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden offers native landscaping ideas, as well as an oasis in the high desert, and they’re not missing out on the fun with the Summer of Color. [...]