The first planting of the Orchard Garden and central walkway in 2013.
A Commitment to Garden Growth
Thank you for supporting the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill!
Past support of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden has helped launch the first two phases of the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill: The Orchard Gardens and Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands Garden. A recent acquisition of 3.25 acres adjacent to Ojos y Manos has brought forth a new opportunity for expansion: the Piñon-Juniper Woodland. With long-distance vistas of New Mexico’s majestic mountain ranges, the Woodland provides a singular opportunity for conservation of our unique piñon-juniper woodland environment.
A Distinctive Environment
Conservation of the Piñon-Juniper Woodland is important as these forests create a wealth of resources including wildlife habitat and watershed protection. The majority of these woodlands are found in regions subject to temperature extremes and limited moisture availability, as we experience here in Santa Fe. As the climate warms, the piñon and juniper forests are among the most threatened ecoscapes.
For the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Piñon-Juniper Woodland will also provide an additional location to continue the Citizen Science projects that track wildlife migration, phenological change, and allow local residents to meaningfully contribute to scientific research.
The Piñon-Juniper Woodland features a gentle walk through the landscape, the Children Discover Nature hands-on learning center, and an interpretive plan that engages vsitors of all ages to learn about the distinctive plant communities and abundant wildlife found within the Woodland. In addition, the Piñon-Juniper Woodland provides an inspiring natural setting for discovery, contemplation, and movement along meandering trails.
Support the Expansion
Please join us by providing a gift for the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Individual gardens and prominent features are available as naming opportunities. Call us for a site visit and envision the exciting growth of the Garden. We hope you will take part in the creation of this last legacy for all of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.
Donate securely online and receive an immediate confirmation of your donation via email and an acknowledgement letter for your tax records will follow shortly via mail.
You may send in your donation (note with your gift the designation “capital campaign”) and please use our mailing address:
Santa Fe Botanical Garden
PO Box 23343
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87502
If you would like to call our business office during regular work hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) we can process your donation over the phone (505-471-9103).
Photo by Lindsay Taylor