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You Will Find Endless Pretty and Instagrammable Spots in This Garden in Albuquerque

Suny Errot



Are you looking for a good place to enjoy some peace and quiet? New Mexico has a lot of scenic destinations such as the largest gypsum dunefield with glistening white sand, or the Cibola National Forest. But the state also boasts a special garden that will guarantee everything you are looking for (and perhaps more!). Check out ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden that wins in aesthetic appeal and number of pretty and Instagrammable spots:

Delight Your Senses When You Walk Through the Whimsical ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden

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Many people might recognize ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden as one of the beautiful spots in Albuquerque. That is true, but perhaps an understatement. In fact, nature has never been more expressive than here in this 36-acre garden that showcases beautiful plants of the Southwest and other arid climates. It also includes a 10,000-square-foot conservatory, with one wing of the conservatory housing plants that are native to the Mediterranean climates zones of Spain, Turkey, Portugal, Chile, South Africa, Australia, and California.

On the other hand, the second wing features xeric plants from North American deserts. Guests will be able to see the various exhibitions showcasing plants of different local habitats in New Mexico. There are also medicinal plants, as well as a butterfly pavilion and other attractions.

This Garden Is Also Albuquerque’s Pride

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Don’t think this garden is simply stunning because of its plant collection. The garden was awarded with the 2019 Architecture + Community Award by the New Mexico Architectural Foundation. This is given to buildings or sites that have made the community stronger. The ABQ BioPark gave the city an outstanding educational and recreational resource and it is based on the four components of its design and mission. We are pertaining to The Zoo, Aquarium, Tingley Beach, and the Botanical Garden.

Everyone will have an enjoyable and peaceful time in The Botanical garden with the Japanese Garden, Heritage Farm, Rose Gardens, Bugarium, as well as the extensive model train layout change in fascinating ways from season to season. Everywhere you go is quite an Instagrammable spot.

As if we need any more reason to convince you why this place is one of the best in Albuquerque, just know that The Travel Channel cites ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden as one of the top 12 in the country.

You Can Enjoy a COVID-Safe Garden Walk Here

ABQ BioPark is continuing to make COVID-safe practices a priority. If you visit the Botanic Garden, it is your responsibility to ensure you are complying with the safety protocol while enjoying your time. Here’s what you should expect:

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If you visit ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden now, you’ll find it dressed with stunning red, yellow, and orange staple colors of fall. Don’t forget to sit on the bench to fully take in the beautiful scenery in front of you.

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There’s a lot to see and appreciate and we really suggest that you take your time here. You will love the great flower selection, as well as the occasional wildlife sightings. Due to the pandemic, some activities and fountains were closed. Still, this won’t rob you of a fantastic experience when you visit!

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There are select one-way paths executed at the Botanic Garden as a safety precaution. Still, you get to take in the beauty of nature so it’s a major win.

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Unmatched beauty – and no hiking involved!

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You can already feel the start to a great day (yup, even if you are wearing a face mask or some other face covering).

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They say nature paints the best picture. We couldn’t agree more. This Instagrammable spot is truly a sight to behold.

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If you want a romantic stroll with your partner, this place is your best choice. The beauty and tranquility of the atmosphere is also an added bonus.

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Strike a pose and look fabulous. There’s no doubt that the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden is the perfect backdrop.

Every Holiday Sparkles With Magic Each Year at ABQ Biopark

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The best thing about the Garden is that it treats you to picturesque sights of nature during the day. During the Christmas season, you can also witness the magic of millions of twinkling lights and nearly 600 dazzling holiday displays. This is New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show. It was also voted 8th Place in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice for Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights in 2018.

Now you know what to expect. Come to ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden twice – during the regular season and during the Christmas light event. Just remember to purchase early bird tickets for the light show so you can enjoy the magic without the crowd!

The ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden Educators Now Have Specialized Presentations via Zoom


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There is a new “virtual field trip” option from Discover the BioPark wherein students can learn about the Botanic Garden – including its habitats, and life science biological concepts. It is a way to enhance at-home learning without the risk of getting the virus. During the presentations, students can virtually travel through the facilities and meet the animals.

This might be designed for traditional classroom learning, but it is not limited to that. In fact, other groups such as scouts or youth groups, who have an interest in learning more about environmental science are more than welcome! The program roughly takes about 30 minutes, with the price starting at $50 and can be upgraded to $75 for special request content or a webinar that can accommodate up to 500 people.

You may check the website for distance learning inquiries.

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden Details

If you are planning a trip to the botanic garden, you better book your free member reservation online. Don’t forget that this should be done in advance or before leaving home. These are the steps:

  1. Go to abqbiopark.holdmyticket.com
  2. Enter your member number in the “Enter Member Number/Promo Code” box. Include all dashes and zeroes!
  3. Pick your desired day and time.

Note: ABQ BioPark also offers a membership that will grant you unlimited general admission to the Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Zoo. In addition, members will receive the quarterly BioScape magazine and get invitations to members-only events and education classes.


All ticketed BioPark facilities are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesdays through Sundays, and is closed on Mondays. It is closed during Christmas, New Year, and Thanksgiving.

Website: https://www.bioparksociety.org/main/
Location: 903 10th St SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

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