Saturday, April 27th from 1:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Tracy Neal

Location- Upstairs Conference Room of the Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Cost: $15 Member/$25 Not-yet-Member

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Climate change will affect your garden’s ability to thrive. Some traditional Santa Fe plants will survive and some new choices will work better in the future. Tracy Neal will discuss how our soil and changing climate affect plant choices and will follow with a review of over 100 trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, and grasses recommended for the Santa Fe area. Accompanying the discussion will be a PowerPoint presentation of images of the plants being discussed.

Plants for the Santa Fe Area is part of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden Sustainability Series focused on fostering sustainable practices in Northern New Mexico. Our Sustainability Series this year will take place in April in celebration of the month of Earth Day. 

Tracy Neal

Tracy Neal moved to Santa Fe in 1986 to run the nursery at Santa Fe Greenhouses. While there he introduced many new and under-utilized plants to the Santa Fe market. During that time he also taught classes at Santa Fe Community College. In 1995 he co-founded a local landscaping company. His landscape work included everything from small gardens in town to large country estates. He now works as a private consultant, teacher, and landscape designer. Tracy has been a Certified Arborist since 2000. In 2001, he created the Recommended Woody Plant List for the City of Santa Fe, which he has since updated to take into account the effects of climate change. Working with some other professional gardeners, Tracy has also created the lists of Low Water Use Plants for Santa Fe and Shade Tolerant Plants for Santa Fe.