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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

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. [...]

23 Mar, 2015

Preparing for Phase Two

March 18, 2015 As we approach the date to break ground for the second phase of the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, the outlines of the design and construction plan are becoming (literally) visible at the end of the Kearny’s Gap Bridge.  Our Phase Two site was cleared over the fall and winter, and the [...]

17 Mar, 2015

Temporary Visitors Center Lands at Garden

March 2015 Everyone is asking about the big white building that appears to have landed in the parking lot at the Garden. This is the Temporary Visitors Center and the home for the Admissions Desk and Garden Shop. In order for the Garden to better serve our visitors and guests, the Temporary Visitors Center will [...]

5 Feb, 2015

Welcome Deirdre Crockett, Visitor Services Coordinator!

Febuary 5, 2015 We are happy to introduce the newest staff person to our team, Deirdre Crockett. As Visitor Services Coordinator, she will be working closely with the docents at the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, in the new Gift Shop, and play a big part in giving our guests an enjoyable experience at the [...]

9 Dec, 2014

Watch the Garden GLOW!

December 9, 2014 Here we are, now in our second year of GLOW! Music, Santa, fun for all ages! Listen to our latest radio ad: [ca_audio url="" width="500" height="27" css_class="codeart-google-mp3-player" autoplay="false"] And check out Fran Cole's radio interview with Honey Harris on 98.1 KBAC Radio Free Santa Fe: [ca_audio url="" width="500" height="27" css_class="codeart-google-mp3-player" autoplay="false"] [...]

21 Nov, 2014

Do your holiday shopping at the Garden!!

November 21, 2014 We are happy to announce we have moved into a temporary Visitors’ Center located at the entrance to the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill.  Admissions and a new gift shop will be located in this building allowing us to expand our retail space. [slideshow_deploy id='10929'] We have wonderful items for sale including [...]

10 Jul, 2014

Brand Spankin’ New Penstemons are Here!

10 July 2014 By: Ryan Lloyd Today seven new species of penstemon were added to the garden's existing collection. Penstemon abietinus, Penstemon linarioides, Penstemon linarioides var. coloradoensis SILVERTON, Penstemon alpinus, Penstemon jamesii, Penstemon pseudospectabilis and Penstemon thomposniae ssp. jaegeri were all planted in various locations on the grounds. Linda Churchill instructs students on proper irrigation set up [...]

10 Jun, 2014

New Plants in the Database!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 By: Meredith Yue The Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve offers a variety of flora that has yet to be identified. From a recent plant walk in the mountains (May 31st) we were able to identify a handful of new plants to add to the database. Before the plant walk there were 59 species, [...]

3 Jun, 2014

What’s blooming today?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 By: Meredith Yue Many plants from the first what's in bloom post are still in bloom but a handful of new plants have started flowering. Despite the high temperatures, the plants are adding a variety of colors to the garden! We will continue to update what's in bloom regularly to track [...]