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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 #16 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Gardens
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

beautiful grounds, peaceful everything well marked.....amazed to learn there is only a staff of 12 gardeners (not including volunteers) who make this place so great........I love meticulously done spaces but also the areas that are wilder looking........(though I am sure they both need the same amount of attending to).......enjoyed it and spent hours there..........Dont miss the giant koi!

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Lubbock, TX
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

One of the best botanical gardens I have visited. Well laid out and very well maintained. The butterfly habitat when in season is great for photography. They really have done a great job with it, and there are many improvements under construction. The Japanese garden is top notch.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful oasis in Albuquerque, near Old Town. The Japanese gardens are great. Nice plants, water features. Excellent photo ops.

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Amarillo, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I'm not much of a horticulturalist, but this was most enjoyable. The layout was easy to follow, i particularly enjoyed the model trains running and the butterfly habitat. Very nice park and I'll visit again.

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Eudora, Kansas
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the Botanical Garden; as avid gardeners in the Midwest it was fun to learn about the plant species indigenous to the area. The butterfly house was an added bonus!

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My second favorite place in ABQ. In winter is the extensive exhibit in the garden, "river of lights" with tasteful illumination of natural plants and sequence lighting of fish & animals in movement. Lots of WOWS. Beautifully done. Spectacular in spring, summer & fall as well but River of Lights is "holiday in ABQ" for us.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are visiting the ABQ BioPark for the zoo or the aquarium, be sure to set aside some time to enjoy the botanic garden. Located near the aquarium and also accessible by a short ride on the BioPark train, the garden is a green haven of fountains, tree-lined promenades, and smaller special interest gardens. Near the entrance are the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The variety of desert plants and the quiet atmosphere give a sense of retreat from the city and inspiration for gardening in a dry environment.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is a big place, a lot of plants thah i had never seen before. The garden is very well designed, it has a nice lake where you can take a rest.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My 6 year old daughter really loved the area that has all of the large pieces that make you feel like an ant. Some of the man made items need repair, but it doesn't really take away from the beauty of this garden park.

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