Sun and Moon
Day and Night
All Things In Balance

Many thanks to all of those who came and supported Equinox Celebration in 2019! We have big plans for 2020, stay tuned! The autumnal equinox – when day and night are in balance – marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere. We hope you will join us in celebration of this bountiful time of year and in doing so, plant the seeds for the garden’s continued growth.

Proceeds from the Equinox Celebration will support the education mission of the Botanical Garden of providing programming and experiential learning for children and adults. In 2018, Santa Fe Botanical Garden hosted 26,000 youth education engagements, and welcomed 60,000 total visitors at its two sites. We appreciate your support in making the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill and the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve treasured nature sites in our community.

The Evening

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Festive Attire

Sunset Cocktail Reception
featuring live music by Road House Prophets
Signature Cocktail by Angel Fire Vodka

Seated Three-Course Farm-to-Table Dinner
by Walter Burke Catering, featuring food from New Mexico farms

Generations Award
Building the Botanical Garden for current and future generations
Honoring Kathleen Dittmer, Michael Clark, Michael Freeman

The evening will also include a silent and live auction, featuring delightful items such as jewelry, art, spa packages and more.

If you are not able to attend, and would like to make a contribution, please click here.


Individual Ticket:  $275 ($140 tax deductible)
Tables of Eight: $2,200 ($1,120 tax deductible)

For those who wish to do more…
Garden Stars Individual Ticket: $500 per person ($365 tax deductible)
Garden Stars Table of Eight: $4,000 ($2,920 tax deductible)

If you are not able to attend, and would like to make a contribution, please click here.

The Auction

We are grateful to the generous donors who contributed to our live and silent auctions. All proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s educational programming.

Live Auction

Silent Auction

Featuring jewelry, art and sculpture, and gift certificates to local businesses, the silent auction is sure to delight. View full list of silent auction items >


We are grateful to our sponsors, as their additional contributions help cover the costs of the event, so more of the funds raised can be spent on our mission.

Sponsorship Levels

Sunshine: $10,000 (tax deductible amount of $8,800) Includes 8 tickets, recognition in all publicity for the event, on signage at the event, and on the invitation and program.

Moonglow: $7,500 (tax deductible amount of $6,545) Includes 6 tickets, recognition in all publicity, on signage and in the invitation and program.

Aurora: $5,000 (tax deductible amount of $4,390) Includes 4 tickets, recognition on signage and in the invitation and program.

Planets: $2,500 (tax deductible amount of $2,200) Includes 2 tickets, recognition on signage and in the invitation and program.

For recognition in invitation and publicity, sponsorship must be received by July 10.  For recognition at the event and on signage and program, sponsorship must be received by August 15.

Images from 2019 & 2018 Equinox Celebrations

Photos by Brian Koehl

  • Equinox Celebration 2019
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