Botanical Garden Group Tour

Teacher Workshop, Registration Required

Come learn about the Santa Fe Botanical Garden through engaging teacher workshops.

Bird Walk

Spend a morning in the unique wetland habitat and learn about the diversity of birds from Rocky Tucker, volunteer bird guide.

About Rocky Tucker

Rocky has a life list of over 2500+ birds, 600 of which are in the US. He is a retired electrical engineer, oceanographer and mental health counselor. He is also a volunteer at El Rancho de los Golondrinas where he is everyone’s favorite person.

Birds at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

The pond attracts a wide variety of water birds, including grebes, ducks, herons and egrets, coots and rails, shorebirds, the belted kingfisher and an occasional gull. Songbirds, such as red-winged blackbirds and marsh wrens, nest in the cattail marsh bordering the pond. Others, like black phoebes and violet-green swallows, nest in trees along the banks of the pond. Large cottonwoods and other trees along the cienega valley provide nest sites for red-tailed hawks, kestrels and herons. The riparian woodlands and the juniper savannas on drier upland slopes provide additional
contrasting bird habitats.

Garden Sprouts

Walks and Hikes

Plant Sale

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A special opportunity to get first dibs at this year’s amazing plant selection. Please bring your membership card to expedite your purchase.

A variety of unique and favorite plants will be available. The spring selection will include Santa Fe appropriate perennials and shrubs.

Not a member? Become one now or on Friday night and shop with other members.

Public Sale text:
Members Preview text:

A special opportunity to get first dibs at this year’s amazing plant selection. Please bring your membership card to expedite your purchase.

A variety of unique and favorite plants will be available. The fall selection will include Santa Fe appropriate perennials, grasses and shrubs.

Not a member? Become one now or on Friday night and shop with other members.

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Get here early for the best selection! Open until we sell out.
Occasionally: Plant and Seed Swap

Hands-On Workshops

Tuesday, March 14th from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Location- Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Cost: $20 Member/$15 Not-yet-Member

Join Tracy Neal, certified arborist and long time Santa Fe landscaper, as we prune our young fruit trees.  This is the class for you if you have recently planted a fruit tree or are thinking about beginning to grow fruit at home. Tracy will recommend tools, discuss different styles of pruning, and you will get a chance to make some cuts on the trees in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden orchard.  Bring your questions and warm clothes; we will be outside. 

Tracy Neal has worked in nurseries since 1974.  He moved to Santa Fe in 1986 to run the nursery at Santa Fe Greenhouses.  There, he introduced many new and under-utilized plants to the Santa Fe market.  During that time he also taught classes at Santa Fe Community College. In 1995 he began working with a local landscape company.  His landscape work included everything from small gardens in town to large country estates.  He now works as a private consultant and landscape designer. Tracy has been a Certified Arborist since 2000, with a special fondness for pruning fruit trees. As a founding member of the Santa Fe chapter of the National Xeriscape Council, Tracy helped write the first Xeriscape Plant List for Santa Fe. In 2001, he created the Recommended Woody Plant List for the City of Santa Fe, and later helped produce the Transition Zone Plant List for Santa Fe County and the Low Water Use Plant List for the Office of the State Engineer.

Adult Education Class

Location: Santa Fe Extension Office at the Rodeo Grounds, Small Classroom, 3229 Rodeo Road

Linda Wiener will give an introduction to the great variety of ecological relationships among native New Mexican insects and plants.   She will cover different kinds of insect feeding on plants including chewing, sucking, and gall forming insects.   You will look at insect pollination, predatory and parasitic insects, use of plants for insect and spider homes, and various other associations. She will also talk about  the effects of weather, season, and other abiotic factors on insect populations.  The lecture will give the audience a wider understanding of the intricate interactions among plants, insects, and the environment that help produce our unique New Mexico landscapes. The lecture will be illustrated with Linda's photographs.

Linda Wiener (aka The Bug Lady) has been studying the insects and spiders of New Mexico for 30 years.   Recently, she has been chronicling the insects and spiders associated with the one-seed juniper trees in her backyard and has found 450 different species!   She has now started working on the pinyon tree bugs as well.  She has done many programs and classes on insects for the SFBG and other nature organizations around the state, as well as teaching courses in field biology. 


Community Project - No Registration Required

Sunset in the Garden Concert Series

Please check in at the front desk when you arrive with your printed e-Tickets. Your e-Tickets will be emailed to you, along with a confirmation email. 


Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Cost: Member $10; Not-yet-member $15

Come to the beautiful Santa Fe Botanical Garden for stretching, wellness and relaxation. There are few outdoor locations in Santa Fe that can rival the quiet beauty and tranquility of the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill.  You will relieve stress and quiet your mind in a supportive atmosphere with this morning yoga class. The format is a vinyasa flow class that is open to all levels, from beginner to expert. Mats will be available at the garden.


Volunteer Training

Location: Upstairs Conference Room of the Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo

Join us for a monthly introductory training for prospective volunteers at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. This orientation will provide all of the resources for potential volunteers to get into the garden with basic skills and knowledge with one of our various volunteer opportunities. The class will cover the history, future, mission and the sites of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

This orientation is required of all volunteers before they start volunteering with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

Community Project - Registration Required

Bonsai Society- Santa Fe

Teacher Workshop, No Registration Required


Artist Studio Tours

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden invites you to join us for behind the scenes Artists Studio Tours featuring the artists of the upcoming art exhibition Human Nature: Explorations in Bronze. Showcasing human figures in bronze, three artists including Allan Houser, David Pearson, and Jonathan Hertzel each bring their distinct style to reveal the spirit and cherish the fragility and power of human nature.

For three dates this summer, Artists Studio Tours will give participants a unique opportunity to see the artists’ latest work and their working environments. Registration is limited so sign up early to ensure that you have a place!

Studio Tour Dates:

June 15, Saturday | Artist Studio Tour at Alan Houser’s studio

July 20, Saturday | Artist Studio Tour at David Pearson’s studio

August 24, Saturday | Artist Studio Tour at Jonathan Hertzel’s studio

Member tickets $50 (tax deductible portion $30)

Non-Member tickets $65 (tax deductible portion $45)


Tours of each of the artists’ studios will take place from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tours will include small bites, wine, and sparkling water. Maps will be provided following your reservation for the tour. Registrants are responsible for their own transportation.

Members Only Extended Hours