Rio Grande Botanic Garden

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United States of America - New Mexico - Albuquerque

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Rio Grande Botanic Garden

Located across the plaza from the Albuquerque Aquarium and bordered on the west by the famed Rio Grande and the largest cottonwood gallery forest in the world, the lush and peaceful Rio Grande Botanic Garden is an oasis in the desert. The Rio Grande Botanic Garden is a facility of the Albuquerque Biological Park.

The Garden currently encompasses 36 developed acres, including a 10,000 square foot glass conservatory housing native and exotic plants from desert and Mediterranean climate zones, the whimsical Children's Fantasy Garden, the award-winning Rio Grande Heritage Farm, the all new Sasebo Japanese Garden and the seasonal PNM Butterfly Pavilion featuring hundreds of free-flying North American butterflies and moths.

Main Address:
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
2601 Central Avenue NW
New Mexico 87104 United States of America

Telephone: (505) 848-7181
Fax: (505) 848-7192
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Catherine Hubbard, Botanic Garden Director
    Curator's Name: Jon Stewart
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Maria Thomas, Assistant Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1996
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 21 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.0924440
    Longitude: -106.6788330
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 929 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes