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Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill

Santa Fe, NM

National Parks
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Address: 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7516 How do we get there? Number: (505) 471-9103
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Nature is calling and it's calling from the Santa Fe Botanical Garden! This nature filled day out in the stunning Santa Fe celebrates, cultivates and conserves the rich botanical heritage and biodiversity of the Santa Fe and New Mexico region - and it's pretty special!

In fact, the garden has been a place of calmness, reflection, exploration, education and wonder for kids and adults of all ages, and now it's YOUR turn to experience it!

Each locaiton within the Santa Fe Botanical Garden tells the story of the unique aspects of Northern New Mexico botany, cultural history and geology (so kids really will be learning so much more than just seeing beautiful plants!)

You can explore the Orchard Gardens, filled with stunning fruit trees, welcoming you into the garden itself. This Orchard Garden is also flanked by a beautiful meadow garden as well as a dry garden, all nestled into the hillside.

You might want to visit the Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands Garden which is accessed via the century old historic Kearny's Gap Bridge. These gardens integrate landscape architecture and art, and it's here you'll also find an outdoor classroom!

This area really does offer an educational experience, and it's centered on a large ceremonial plaza, with a collection that showcases plants used for healing, food, dyeing and even weaving. The hornos are used to teach cooking, and their outdoor classrooms house programming for children and adults!

Also at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens you'll find the Arroyo Trails that span 8 acres. It's actually the largest single area of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill too!

These Arroyo Trails offer a place to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and the whole family can experience the increasing diversity of plants and wildlife!

Hiking trails along the arroyo are open to the public between Old Pecos Trail and the Botanical Garden. So don't forget those walking shoes!

A stunning nature based day out for the whole family in Santa Fe!

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How much does it cost?



$7 - $10



$5 - $7 (Ages 13 to 17)



New Mexico resident discounts


Free Under

12 years


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Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill FAQ’s

Picnics are allowed in the Garden. Visitors must abide by all Garden rules, avoid blocking pathways and remove trash. No glass containers allowed.

Check the website for various events held at the garden so you can plan your schedule around what you want to see!

The Garden Gift Shop is a great place to drop in to pick up garden and nature related merchandise, books, apparel and more!

They love to host students and also offer naturalist classes too!

The Garden has two working drinking fountains.

The majority of the pathways in the Garden are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Art Trail, which is uneven and has one step. A quarter of the trail in the new Piñon-Juniper Woodland is ADA compliant. The Garden has one wheelchair and one walker available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis.

To give you the best visitor experience possible (and staying at a safe capacity), upon arrival, members will give their name to check in and other visitors will purchase an admission ticket. Waiting would only be required if they were at capacity. Credit-card sales only, no cash

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