Visitor Information: Botanical Garden at Museum Hill

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill is a learning landscape of traditional and native plants, sustainable land- and water-use practices; educational activities for all ages; and an outdoor showcase for presenting music, sculpture and theatrical performances. Explore the Botanical Garden.

Hours & Location:

Chives and Bridge

Blooming chives near the Kearny’s Gap Bridge

The State of New Mexico has designated the Santa Fe Botanical Garden as a “recreational facility” and is directing us to close. We are hoping to have this decision overturned, and will update our website as soon as we are able to reopen.

NEW Hours – Opening Date TBD
Thursday-Monday, 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm, closed 12pm-2pm for cleaning.
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesdays
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Last entrance is admitted 30 minutes before timed-session.

715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505
On Museum Hill, across Camino Lejo from Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture


Admission Fees

All tickets must be reserved in advance, including Member tickets. Make your reservation > 

SFBG Members: Free! Become a member.

April through October Admission
$10 – Adults from outside New Mexico
$9  – Adults in-state New Mexico
$8 – Seniors 65+, Active Military
$7 – Students with ID and Youth (13-17)
Free – SFBG Members and Children 12 and under

November through March Admission
$7 – Adults from in-state and outside New Mexico
$6 – Seniors 65+, Active Military
$5 – Students with ID and Youth (13-17)
Free – SFBG Members and Children 12 and under

*Admission receipts may be credited toward the purchase of an annual membership if put towards membership purchase on the same day.

Group Rate: $8 from April-October and $6 from November-March for pre-reserved tours.

Free Admission Programs

Santa Fe Botanical Garden Members: Receive free daily admission! Become a member.

Monthly Community Days: A day of free admission to New Mexico residents (with ID) and students (with ID). Community Days are posted on our event calendar. Learn more.

Museum Hill Community Day: Sunday, September 20, 2020. Free admission for all museums on Museum Hill! Special presentations and activities are also planned for this annual event. Learn more.

American Horticulture Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program: Admission is available for up to 2 adults who are also members of participating botanical gardens. Learn more.

Museums for All Program: Free admission with EBT card. Learn more.

Guided Tours

  • Guided Tours are offered as docents are available, no reservations needed. Simply check in with the Visitor Services Center staff or volunteers when you arrive.
  • Groups of 10 that wish to have a docent-guided tour are asked to request a guided tour at least 2 weeks in advance. Request a reservation.

Policies & Helpful Information

  • All daily admission tickets must be reserved in advance. No walk-up sales are permitted.
  • All members must submit a daily admission reservation in order to gain access.
  • Reservations are made for either the morning session (9am-12pm) or the afternoon session (2-5pm). The Botanical Garden at Museum Hill is closed from 12pm-2pm for cleaning.
  • Last entry is 30 minutes prior to your session closing.
  • Per New Mexico State Public Health Order, groups of more than 5 people are not permitted.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask. Any visitor who is not wearing a mask will be asked to leave.
  • Please bring your own water. For safety reasons, our water fountains are closed.
  • There are no restrooms with flushing toilets at the Botanical Garden. Portable toilets and disposable gloves are available for visitors.
  • Reciprocal Admission Program Members will be asked to verify by showing their membership card at the Entrance Gate.
  • Please stay on designated pathways. The plants in our ecosystem can be very fragile, and do not respond well to footprints.
  • No pets allowed in the Garden except registered service animals.
  • No smoking, vaping, or use of other tobacco products is allowed in the Garden.
  • The majority of the pathways in the Garden are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Art Trail (which has one step). A limited amount of wheelchairs, walkers, and rollators are available on a complimentary basis.
  • For your comfort, we suggest that you bring a hat and sunscreen to protect your skin during your visit to the Garden.
  • We encourage you to bring a water bottle to the Garden. Potable water is available to fill your water bottle. Because sustainability is part of our mission, we do not sell disposable water bottles in our Garden Shop.
  • There are no restrooms with flushing toilets at the Botanical Garden. Portable toilets are available for visitors.
  • SFBG welcomes artists who wish to sketch, paint, or photograph our grounds. Due to the fragile nature of our plants, only paints that are water-soluble are allowed on grounds (no oil-based or acrylic paints). Artists must register at the Visitor Services Center and pay the normal admissions fee for use of grounds. Photographs and videos shot must be for private, non-commercial use, except in specific exhibits or areas where photography may not be permitted. Read the full photography policy.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the Botanical Garden will close to the public. Weather closures are posted on our homepage and on our Facebook page. If caught in a storm, please take shelter in the Hendricksen Pavilion, the Welcome Ramada Kiosk, or our Visitor Services Center.
Mojave Sage

Mojave sage blooms near the Meadow Garden