Explore over 36 acres with one and a half miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens designed to delight your senses. Exhibits include Mediterranean and Desert Conservatories, a 1920's Heritage Farm, the Sasebo Japanese Garden, the High Desert Rose Garden (opening June 2015) and the Cottonwood Gallery. The specialty gardens are scattered througout the grounds including El Jardin de la Curendera, New Mexico Habitats, Pollinators, and the Spanish-Moorish. The Children's Fantasy Garden and the Model Railroad Garden with working trains are favorites of the kids, big and small. The newest attraction (opening October 2015) will be joining the Butterfly Pavillion and the Dragonfly Pond in Bug Bend. It is the long awaited BUGarium - featuring insects and arachnids from all around the world. The Albuquerque Botanic Garden is part of the ABQ BioPark that includes the Botanic Garden, Zoo, Aquarium and Tingley Beach.
The ABQ BioPark will be celebrating National Public Gardens Day on May 8, 2015. The event will highlight our own horticulture staff who will demonstrate some of their favorite things about the Garden, the volunteers and Docents that help maintain and teach about our Gardens, and our Community Partners.