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5 Oct, 2016

Splendor in the Grasses

October 5, 2016 by Joan Grabel The grasses are in their flowering glory and what could be more complimentary to Bill Barretts’ Visual Poetry sculpture. The fall wind moves through the flowering grasses creating a sweet rhythmic motion as seen in the blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), with its’ seed heads swaying poetically on top of [...]

25 Sep, 2016

Mosaic mural “Sisters of the Sun and Moon” now complete!

September 25, 2016 W. Gary Smith's broken tile mosaic mural for Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden is now installed. The design displays the "three sisters" - corn, beans, squash. Title: Sisters of the Sun and Moon Alessandra Haines, custom tile artist - corn kernels, beans, striped corn leaves [...]

19 Sep, 2016

Ojos y Manos Coming Together Beautifully

September 19, 2016 Gary Smith on construction site of Ojos y Manos in early April 2016. Our landscape architect, W. Gary Smith, has posted a great tour of the site in progress: Ojos y Manos, the new ethnobotanical garden at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, is nearing completion -- opening to the pubic [...]

1 Sep, 2016

What’s in Bloom – Morphing Into Fall

September 1, 2016 As Santa Fe is transitioning into fall the blue skies and cloud formations have been magnificent and the autumn blooming plants are coming alive at Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. A fall standout is Muhlenbergia reverchonii ‘Autumn Embers’ with its pinkish-reddish flowers, planted in groups or massing, is simply ethereal and [...]

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 [...]