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“A lovely place to stroll and enjoy the scenery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Santa Fe Botanical Garden
715 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Ranked #28 of 94 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: The Santa Fe Botanical Garden strives to benefit all Santa Fe and New Mexico citizens, and our area’s many visitors. The Botanical Garden is an independent nonprofit, not a part of the four Santa Fe state museums, with a commitment to affordable admission and providing monthly Community Days free for New Mexico residents. Our educational mission raises awareness of critical issues such as water conservation, climate change impact, and responsible gardening practices. There are 3 sites, the Botanical Garden on Museum Hill, the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve and the Ortiz Mountains Preserve. The Gardens provides an “outdoor living room” where everyone can connect with nature, marvel at amazing plant varieties, and benefit from a place for contemplation. Visitors to Museum Hill can relax under shading ramadas, discover a century-old red bridge, and explore the Art Trail, where changing exhibitions of sculpture will encourage return visits. With an array of native and traditional plants, awe-inspiring stone and metal work, and breathtaking vistas, the Botanical Garden is the essence of New Mexico. The Landscape Architect is W Gary Smith, and we are currently planning for the 2nd phase, an Ethnobotanical garden to open in 2014. Please stop by and enjoy beauty and lessons to be learned in the garden! Thank you.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“A lovely place to stroll and enjoy the scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This hidden gem is near Las Golondrinas and it about as native a location that one can fine just outside of town. We went on the hour tour and our guide told us so much about the flora and fauna. We even saw a bear cub in a tree. A great day!

Visited June 2012
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“The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is an authentic High Desert experience that celebrates adaptive flora combined with dramatic New M”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

The Botanical Garden completes the visitor experience to Santa Fe's Museum Hill with dramatic natural and cultivated landscapes. This Garden's mission focuses on the profoundly beautiful, diverse plant communities of Northern New Mexico with a strong emphasis on water conservation. Interwoven into these galleries without walls are works of sculpture that embody the art of nature. Phase one of this new Garden opens to the Public on July 21, 2013, with additional phases opening in late 2014 and '15. The Garden provides a rich experience for visitors of all ages, with the century old Red Bridge across the Arroyo Pinones being an absolute highlight. Visit www.santafebotanicalgarden.org for more information. The SF Botanical Gsrden is not to missed!

Visited April 2013
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