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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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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Acres of well organized themes of gardens, orchards, water areas, etc. Huge but a beautiful place to get lost in all the colors, growth, bugs, cacti, etc. Plan to take your time and don't cut it short. Also had the Rose Society there this weekend. Just georeous

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Montrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

In two years they have been doing a lot of work and are still adding in further different gardens. This time we went to the Butterfly House and it was lovely to see all the coloured butterflies freely flying around you. We were lucky and actually saw a glass-winged butterfly, which is quite rare. I love the old farmhouse section,... More

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We love walking around the gardens looking at all the beautiful flowers. There is a butterfly house that has huge butterflies that fly all around you. My children love the kids area and run around it for hours. They love climbing on all the different statues. They also really enjoy the miniature train sets. If you have kids, I definitely... More

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USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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17 attraction reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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4 attraction reviews
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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