Rio Grande Botanic Garden

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Wikimedia Commons category: ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

Geographical coordinates: 35.0933 -106.681


English ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

The ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden is a 36-acre (15 ha) botanical garden located at 2601 Central Avenue NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico, beside the Rio Grande. The garden showcases plants of the Southwest and other arid climates, and includes a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) conservatory, formal themed gardens, and a demonstration garden. One wing of the glass conservatory houses plants native to the Mediterranean climates zones of Spain, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, Chile and California. A second wing features xeric plants from North American deserts. Paths behind the conservatory showcase New Mexico Habitats, including desert, grasslands, lava flows and sandhills. Medicinal plants are highlighted in El Jardin de la Curandera. Railroad Hill includes miniature trains and villages, and Children's Fantasy Garden is a "garden" of gigantic vegetables and insects . From mid-May through September, the PNM Butterfly Pavilion showcases hundreds of North American butterflies. The Heritage Farm represents farm life along the Rio Grande in the 1920s and 1930s, and Colores offers delights in every season with blossoms, seed pods and interesting foliage. Opened in the fall of 2007, Sasebo Japanese Garden features a 16-foot waterfall that tumbles into a large pond, surrounded by winding paths.

Gate/Park hours:

Gates open 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m. daily

Park closes at 5p.m.

Source: ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

Spanish Jardín botánico de Río Grande

El Jardín Botánico de Río Grande (en inglés Rio Grande Botanic Garden), es un jardín botánico de 8 hectáreas (20 acres) de extensión y 900 m² (10,000 pies cuadrados) de conservatorio ubicado junto al río Grande en Albuquerque, Nuevo México.

Está administrado por la «New Mexico BioPark Society».

Presenta trabajos para la «International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation».

Source: Jardín botánico de Río Grande


English ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

Next door to the Aquarium, this expansive botanical garden is one of Albuquerque's real gems. The place is an oasis with a variety of gardens to explore, with an emphasis on high desert plants but also with many highlight exhibits that are great for children: an indoor conservatory with lush Mediterranean plants, an insectarium with plenty of creepy-crawlies, an indoor butterfly pavilion that's open in the summer, a large Japanese garden with a koi pond and a waterfall, a recreation of an early 20th-century farm with a barnyard petting zoo, a model railroad, and a fantastic children's "Fantasy Garden" made to look as if you've shrunk down to a bug's size, with giant pretend vegetables, garden tools and bugs.

Address 2601 Central Ave NW
Price $12.50, $5.50 seniors, $4 children, under age 3 free (includes admission to Aquarium; train rides require separate admission, unless you have a combo ticket)
Last Edit2017-06-04
es Jardín botánico de Río Grande
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