Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Santa Fe Botanical Garden The Santa Fe Botanical Garden features two sites on more than 55 acres: The Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, and the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in La Cienega.
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Both sites are open to the public and offer events and education programs for all ages. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is an educational resource that connects people with nature and fosters respect and enjoyment of plants and conservation. Through exploration of our two sites, fun and innovative programs, volunteerism, and education, we provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be inspired by and learn from nature.

Mission: The Santa Fe Botanical Garden celebrates, cultivates and conserves the rich botanical heritage and biodiversity of our region. In partnership with nature, we demonstrate our commitment through education, community service, presentation of the arts, and the sustainable management of our nature preserve and public garden. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden has two locations - a Botanical Garden at Museum Hill in Santa Fe, and the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in La Cienega.

Operating as usual

02/17/2021
A Garden Blanketed in Snow

The winter storms that battered the United States blanketed the Botanical Garden in snow and made for a serene setting this morning.

New cones are forming on the piñon pines!  Actually, it can take 2 - 3 years for a female cone to mature. Trees don't st...
02/16/2021

New cones are forming on the piñon pines! Actually, it can take 2 - 3 years for a female cone to mature. Trees don't start to produce cones until they are around 25-35 years old and reach peak production at 160-200 years old. Talk about a different time scale than humans!

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day! Have a sweet weekend!
02/13/2021

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day! Have a sweet weekend!

Our Garden friends are wonderful! We just closed our 2020 year-end fundraising appeal with gifts of $181,000. This surpa...
01/18/2021

Our Garden friends are wonderful! We just closed our 2020 year-end fundraising appeal with gifts of $181,000. This surpasses our goal of $125,000 by 45 percent! We can't thank you enough. Come visit!

Dan Ostermiller's "Panzon" dons new seasonal apparel, courtesy of friends from the Santa Fe Garden Club. That's bark but...
01/08/2021

Dan Ostermiller's "Panzon" dons new seasonal apparel, courtesy of friends from the Santa Fe Garden Club. That's bark butter on his nose and in his mouth. Here's hoping the birds find it there!

If the online National Day Calendar is to be believed, today is National Bean Day -- seriously! There's no evidence that...
01/06/2021

If the online National Day Calendar is to be believed, today is National Bean Day -- seriously! There's no evidence that this is an official designation, but it seems harmless enough to celebrate this fiber-rich dietary staple, right? These beautiful Scarlet Runner Beans were grown in the Garden in 2020. They are just one of the tens of thousands of bean varieties available around the world. Check your cupboards for beans, and cook 'em if you got 'em. See: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-bean-day-january-6, https://www.newmexico.org/nmmagazine/articles/post/tasting-pinto-beans/ and https://beaninstitute.com.😋

Garden volunteers Stephanie Feldman, Lana Holifield, Barcy Fox and Dora Horn made Head Gardener Linda Churchill's sugges...
12/20/2020

Garden volunteers Stephanie Feldman, Lana Holifield, Barcy Fox and Dora Horn made Head Gardener Linda Churchill's suggestion for peanut butter-and-birdseed-filled pinecones a reality. Visit the Garden today, and for the suggested donation of $10 each, you can leave them for the wild birds who visit the Garden or take them home to feed the birds in your neighborhood. 🙂

Remember: Saturday, Dec. 12, is Community Day at the Garden, and New Mexico residents and students get in free with prop...
12/12/2020

Remember: Saturday, Dec. 12, is Community Day at the Garden, and New Mexico residents and students get in free with proper identification. While you’re there, hang a peanut butter-and-birdseed-covered pine cone on the Christmas tree next to the Visitors Center to feed the wild birds that visit the Garden. The pine cone treats will be near the tree, which we hope you will help “decorate” with a suggested donation of $10 for each pine cone you hang. Thanks to all and happy holidays!

The Garden is a winter wonderland this morning. Just beautiful!
11/28/2020

The Garden is a winter wonderland this morning. Just beautiful!

You won't want to miss this! The Santa Fe Symphony's "Native Winds" virtual concert, filmed at the Botanical Garden, pre...
11/21/2020
Native Winds ::: Virtual Concert Series

You won't want to miss this! The Santa Fe Symphony's "Native Winds" virtual concert, filmed at the Botanical Garden, premieres tomorrow at 4 p.m. If you already have plans for the afternoon, don't worry! Ticket holders will have 30 days to enjoy the concert ... again, and again, and again. Garden friends can use the Promo Code SOAR for a 25% reduction on the $20 ticket price. Enjoy!
https://boxoffice.santafesymphony.org/7190/

November 22, 2020

Enjoy the Garden differently! As part of its virtual concert series, the Santa Fe Symphony has partnered with WildEarth ...
11/17/2020
Native Winds ::: Virtual Concert Series

Enjoy the Garden differently! As part of its virtual concert series, the Santa Fe Symphony has partnered with WildEarth Guardians to present a stunning environmental-themed program with the Garden as the backdrop. "Native Winds" premieres online Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. Households with tickets will have access to the concert until Dec. 22. Garden friends are eligible for a 25% reduction on the $20 ticket price. Use the Promo Code SOAR (all caps). https://boxoffice.santafesymphony.org/7190/

November 22, 2020

In light of the latest emergency public health order issued in response to new rates of COVID-19 infections in New Mexic...
11/13/2020
N.M. hits ‘reset,’ re-enacting most heightened level of statewide public health restrictions | Welcome to NewMexico.gov

In light of the latest emergency public health order issued in response to new rates of COVID-19 infections in New Mexico, the Botanical Garden's Museum Hill site will be closed through at least Nov. 30. Stay well!

https://www.newmexico.gov/2020/11/13/n-m-hits-reset-re-enacting-most-heightened-level-of-statewide-public-health-restrictions/

N.M. hits ‘reset,’ re-enacting most heightened level of statewide public health restrictions Nov 13, 2020 | Health New Mexicans instructed to shelter in place through Nov. 30 SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Friday announced the state of New Mexico will temp...

Can you identify these three plants from their seed heads? After the flowers have faded, seed heads ornament the garden ...
11/11/2020

Can you identify these three plants from their seed heads? After the flowers have faded, seed heads ornament the garden into winter and help with identification. Type your answers in the comments! #plantquiz #santafebotanicalgarden

We donated most of our turnips in August but our interns left these two in the ground just for fun. They wanted to see h...
11/07/2020

We donated most of our turnips in August but our interns left these two in the ground just for fun. They wanted to see how big they would get, and were not disappointed. The white globe purple top turnip on the right, affectionately known as "Scarface," grew so much that he split and healed multiple time before we finally pulled him this week.

We donated most of our turnips in August but our interns left these two in the ground just for fun. They wanted to see h...
11/07/2020

We donated most of our turnips in August but our interns left these two in the ground just for fun. They wanted to see how big they would get, and were not disappointed. The white globe purple top turnip on the right, affectionately known as "Scarface," grew so much that he split and healed multiple time before we finally pulled him this week.

#santafebotanicalgarden #fallharvest
#urbanagriculture #agricultureeducation #giantvegetables

A big end of season thank you to our Youth Conservation Corps crew! They accomplished so much in the past several months...
11/02/2020

A big end of season thank you to our Youth Conservation Corps crew! They accomplished so much in the past several months, from wetlands restoration at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve to erosion control at Randall Davey Audubon Center!
@audubonnewmexico

#santafebotanicalgarden #youthconservationcorps #communitypartnership #outdooreducation

A white crowned sparrow enjoys the beautiful new birdbath donated by @WildBirdsUnlimitedSantaFeNM at the Museum Hill gar...
11/02/2020

A white crowned sparrow enjoys the beautiful new birdbath donated by @WildBirdsUnlimitedSantaFeNM at the Museum Hill garden. Look for it in the Welcome Garden under the bur oak tree.

It’s Community Day (NM residents are free) and Fall Harvest at the Garden today! Come check it out the Garden and demons...
10/31/2020

It’s Community Day (NM residents are free) and Fall Harvest at the Garden today! Come check it out the Garden and demonstrations ... you know you want to!

Join us on Saturday, October 31, for a Harvest Celebration!
10/28/2020

Join us on Saturday, October 31, for a Harvest Celebration!

10/26/2020

The Botanical Garden at Museum Hill is CLOSED today (Monday, Oct. 26) due to weather conditions.

A big harvest in preparation for the freeze 🍂❄️ thanks so much to our wonderful interns for growing our veggies, which w...
10/23/2020

A big harvest in preparation for the freeze 🍂❄️ thanks so much to our wonderful interns for growing our veggies, which we donate to Kitchen Angels

10/21/2020

Sometimes it's the little things that capture your attention in the garden. Seed pods of blue flax, a bee on 'Hot and Spicy' oregano, the seeds of manyheaded groundsel waiting for a puff of wind, and the spiraling of a hens and chicks plant. Learn more about these plants through the Garden Explorer, https://santafebotanicalgarden.gardenexplorer.org/

10/14/2020

Fall is a great time to visit the Garden! If you can't come by in person, at least let us share one beautiful day with you.

Fall foliage on full display this week at the wetlands 🍂😍 come see our beautiful cottonwoods turn golden this weekend!
10/14/2020

Fall foliage on full display this week at the wetlands 🍂😍 come see our beautiful cottonwoods turn golden this weekend!

Flowers for hummingbirds, grass seeds for goldfinches, groundcover for lizards and bench for enjoying the wonder of it a...
10/14/2020

Flowers for hummingbirds, grass seeds for goldfinches, groundcover for lizards and bench for enjoying the wonder of it all! Take Ecology for Gardeners online to learn the ecological principles that can take your gardening to the next level on Oct. 22, https://santafebotanicalgarden.org/ecology-for-gardeners/

First autumn carrot harvest thanks to our amazing agricultural interns and YCC crew leads.
10/13/2020

First autumn carrot harvest thanks to our amazing agricultural interns and YCC crew leads.

Cottonwoods and aspens get lots of love, but at Leonora Curtin, New Mexico olives in the foreground of this photo shine ...
10/09/2020

Cottonwoods and aspens get lots of love, but at Leonora Curtin, New Mexico olives in the foreground of this photo shine with golden foliage too! This native shrub is a great drought tolerant option for landscaping, although it does do best with occasional deep irrigation.

Find it in Garden Explorer:
https://santafebotanicalgarden.gardenexplorer.org/taxon-809.aspx

Santa Fe's aspens get all the press for fall color, but check out the gorgeous fall color of the threeleaf sumac!  You c...
10/07/2020

Santa Fe's aspens get all the press for fall color, but check out the gorgeous fall color of the threeleaf sumac! You can see these at the garden on Museum Hill or at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. The name for this compact, drought-tolerant shrub comes from the leaves, divided into three lobed leaflets. Find out more about this sumac at https://santafebotanicalgarden.gardenexplorer.org/taxon-604.aspx

A striking visual example of cooperation in plant communities. Our Agricultural Interns wisely chose to let this volunte...
09/29/2020

A striking visual example of cooperation in plant communities. Our Agricultural Interns wisely chose to let this volunteer amaranth grow, and now it provides gorgeous support for their scarlet runner beans.

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Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

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The Santa Fe Botanical Garden features two sites on more than 55 acres: The Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, and the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in La Cienega. Both sites are open to the public and offer events and education programs for all ages. It is a learning landscape of traditional and native plants, sustainable land- and water-use practices, and an outdoor showcase for presenting music, sculpture and theatrical performances.

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Santa Fe Urban Permaculture Network is at the early stages of attempting to create a community collaborative project which has the aim of creating a community food forest. You can learn about our project and about community food forests at … https://www.facebook.com/groups/730138697723187/?hc_location=group
A friend just recently visited the Botanical Garden and fell in love with a verdant green Oak Tree that you have. What Oak is it? I thought it might be a Bur Oak.
Hola Amigos, Rogelio y Yo, we see beauty. Have not been in Santa Fe for some years. Hope to connect w/you if possible. Our current Santa Fe journey will be only a few days with sister who must return for Meds in Sacramento, after travelling north for a week. hoping to be in area Sept 18th. Santa Fe New Mexico. When will you be in the area? Will keep posted. ### Rogelio y Barbara
It's a wonderful place to come and enjoy plants and mountain views
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“A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use,” said Joseph Poore, at the University of Oxford, UK, who led the research. “It is far bigger than cutting down on your flights or buying an electric car,” he said, as these only cut greenhouse gas emissions.