Central Walkway at the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Photo by Janice Tucker.
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden features two distinct sites: The Botanical Garden at Museum Hill and the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in La Cienega (a few miles south of Santa Fe).
The Botanical Garden at Museum Hill
Designed by landscape architect W. Gary Smith, the Botanical Garden features native plants mixed with appropriate non-natives, which are all selected to demonstrate the variety and richness that can be achieved in this region of scarce water. The site is 20.5 acres; approximately 8 acres are developed with walking paths through the distinct gardens: The Orchard Gardens and Art Trail, and our ethnobotanical garden, Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands Garden.
The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
This 35-acre nature preserve is located a few miles south of Santa Fe in La Cienega, adjacent to El Rancho de las Golondrinas. This rare natural cienega, or “marsh” in Spanish, hosts a bountiful diversity of plants and wildlife. The Preserve features beautiful cottonwood trees, a spring-fed pond and shaded walking paths. The Preserve contains three distinct plant communities or zones: riparian/wetland, transitional, and dry uplands.
Location, Hours & Admission
La Rambla in the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Photo by Clayton Bass
Botanical Garden at Museum Hill
715 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
November-March: Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
April-October: Open 7 Days/Week, 9am-5pm
CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Admission: $7-$10 non-member | Members Free
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
49A W Frontage Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507
May-October: Open Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-3pm
Admission: Suggested Donation