Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Effective March 24, 2020: The Botanical Garden at Museum Hill is CLOSED due to Governor Lujan Grisham’s order to close all non-essential businesses. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers who worked to keep our Garden open these last few days.

You can help sustain our organization during this global pandemic by donating here.

We hope to see you soon when these restrictions are lifted!

A Letter to Our Community

March 13, 2020

We are continuing to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts on our community. We still remain hopeful of a minimal impact, however the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors is of the utmost importance.

While we are making every attempt to keep the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill open to the public for as long as possible, we will be prioritizing public health. Please check this page for the most up to date information, which may include specific information on accepting cash payments, or switching to online payments entirely.

Events and education programs are being modified, postponed, or canceled. Large gatherings of 100 people or more are especially affected:

  • March 19th’s Food for Thought at Restaurant Martin is postponed until a later date.
  • The Easter Egg Hunt on April 12 is canceled.
  • The 2020 Art Exhibition, Earth Revealed has been postponed until 2022.
  • Shakespeare in the Garden is postponed until July 31 – August 16, 2020.

Many of the adult education programs and some youth programs will move to an online format. Other classes that are designed to be in-person will be rescheduled to a later date. Please check the events calendar for the most up to date information.

If you’ve registered for a class that has been switched to an online format, you will receive an email from our Adult Education Coordinator, Tallie Segel, with instructions on how to log in. Registration is still open for these interactive online classes, and they will be a great opportunity for you to keep in touch with other people and get ready for a beautiful spring garden season.

Our administrative staff will be working from home until March 30. If you need to reach a specific staff member, visit our website for contact information. Otherwise, general inquiries can be sent to info@santafebotanicalgarden.org or through Facebook and Instagram messenger.

In the meantime, we are following the CDC’s guidelines to keep our sites clean and limit person-to-person contact.

  • We are increasing the frequency of cleaning of all surfaces.
  • Pump-free hand sanitizer has been installed at our Visitor Center.
  • We are encouraging all volunteers, visitors, and staff to stay home if they feel ill, or feel unsafe coming to the Garden.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We are hopeful for a bright spring and beautiful summer!

Santa Fe Botanical Garden