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The 2017/18 lecture series

Join the Santa Fe Botanical Garden for their 2017/18 lecture series dedicated to the powerful women of the Southwest and their influential gardens. We will begin our lecture series with one of the most celebrated gardeners in Santa Fe, Elspeth Bobbs. Share her love and passion for gardens by listening to Bonnie Joseph’s interview with Ms. Bobbs, and partake in a tour in her garden after the lecture.

Next, experience the Ladies of the Canyon and their Adventures in the Southwest through the words of Leslie Poling Kempes. Leslie will take us through the new lives and historic gardens of significant women in the early 20th century.

The 2017/18 lecture series will also feature Tonita Gonzalez, a traditional healer and curandera. Tonita will discuss the life of curanderismo, its traditional origins, beliefs, rituals and practices and how it addresses the physical, spiritual, psychological, and social needs of the people who use it.

Bunny Hoffman, executive director and family historian of the Acequia Madre House will also be joining the lecturers this year. Bunny Hoffman specializes in the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo family history and their participation in the creation of art, the study of regional ethno-botany, the preservation of folk history and culture, native languages and architecture.

The lecture series will conclude with a lecture from within the Santa Fe Botanical Garden lecture committee with Susan Williams. Susan will be focusing on the Santa Fe Colonial Revival including architecture in gardens, the role of women as transmitters of culture, the evolution of the Santa Fe style, and the garden at El Zaguán.

We hope to see you this year for this excellent roster of lecturers. We always appreciate your support, and look forward to a wonderful 2017/18 lecture series. Lectures are held on the second Thursday of each month from September through March, with the exception of December and January where there will be no lecture. Please email or call Shawna Jones if you have any questions at Shawna@santafebotanicalgarden.org, or 505-471-9103.

This entire lecture series is dedicated to one of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s most influential women, Barbara Goede.

The Sustainability Series

Discussion on our Resilient Habitats

Friday, July 21st, 2017, 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Ecological Succession Walk

Saturday, July 29th, 2017, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM,  Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

The History of Water Rights in New Mexico

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Screening of Seed: The Untold Story

Thursday, November 9th, 2017, 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM, SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

  • Please refer to our Calendar of Events for details regarding our individual sustainability series events and to register.