ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden, Albuquerque

ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden, Albuquerque (must see)

The ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden is a must-see place once you visit Albuquerque. 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 colorful plants native to Mediterranean climates zones; a second wing features xeric plants from North American deserts. Paths behind the conservatories allow visitors to experience New Mexico Habitats, including desert, grasslands, lava flows, and sandhills.

Children and adults alike love to visit the miniature trains and villages of Railroad Hill and the gigantic vegetables and insects of the Children's Fantasy Garden. From mid-May through September, the PNM Butterfly Pavilion offers visitors an intimate experience with hundreds of colorful 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, which is surrounded by winding paths that reveal beautiful views and interesting plant combinations.

Why You Should Visit:
This is a must for families with children of all ages. Even if you just want to get away for a peaceful day, this is the place to go.

Tip:
Try to take the nocturnal tour during the summer as it's truly a different botanic experience.
Don't forget your camera for all the unique photo ops, and your souvenir coin before leaving!

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden on Map

Sight Name: ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden
Sight Location: Albuquerque, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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