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Rio Grande Botanic Garden

2601 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (West Old Town)
(505) 764-6200
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Ranked #9 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Whenever I feel blue, I go to the botanical gardens no matter what season. I feel connected to Spirit when I am in nature, and even though this is nature controlled by mankind, it is beautiful, peaceful and inspiring.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We arrived at the Botanic Garden as an after-thought and were pleasantly surprised. Even in winter (with basically nothing blooming) it was very interesting to see the different areas of the gardens. We especially enjoyed the Japanese portion of the gardens. Very tranquil and serene. I could spent the whole day here. There was a miniature train exhibit with about... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Anyone can have fun here, but only a true plant lover will be able to enjoy the entirety of the park. It is a very very large facility and takes someone whole loves to walk or lover plants (or both) to be able to explore the whole thing. If you need a destination to motive you to get to the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a wonderful, family friendly place. They have gorgeous grounds, a maze, dragon, farm house, koi fish...in the winter there are amazing River of Lights display. There is always something new to enjoy along with all of the regular exhibits.

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The weather was perfect and we enjoyed a lovely walk among the beautiful flowers and gardens. We all had a perfect day! Unfortunately, too short!

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Summertime is the best time to ride the train, see all of the plants and flowers and end up at the Aquarium! An excellent walking tour of the native plants of the Southwest. Many Native New Mexicans often bring a pad and paper to write down specific native species. Christmas time is the "Show of Lights!"! Which is a Winter... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Botanic Garden is just a great way to relax. It is so beautiful to walk around and take pictures of all of the beautiful flowers. I recommend that any visitor stop at the Botanic Garden.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you enjoy quiet walks among shaded gardens, water features and maginficient flowers, the Albuquerque Botanical Garden will not disappoint. Whatever the temperature outside, within the confines of this lovingly cared for gardent, the ambience is purely garden of eden. Close by Old Town.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lovely way to spend hours among the flowers. We have cactus gardens with local specimens. The new Japanese garden is a fine peaceful area to sit and meditate.

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seattle
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The garden combines traditional japanese gardening with new mexico plants. The cottonwoods and water feature give a unique twist to a japanese garden. An incredible synthesis of old world and new!

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