Here are a few more gardens and venues that you might enjoy visiting during the 2018 Master Gardener Conference.
|Albuquerque Botanic Garden|
Explore over one and a half miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens designed to delight your senses. Exhibits include Mediterranean and Desert Conservatories, 1920’s farm, Japanese and formal gardens.
Each summer, familiar orange and black monarch adults float through the Botanic Garden and flutter inside the PNM Butterfly Pavilion. A colorful array of butterflies fills the Butterfly Pavilion. Observe more than thirty butterfly species from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (hours extended until 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays between Memorial Day and Labor Day). The exhibit is open late May through early October, weather permitting.
2601 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Website: Albuquerque Botanic Gardens
Our Winery is located minutes North of Albuquerque, along the National Scenic and Spanish Settlement of Corrales. We have resurrected the old vineyards and wine making traditions of the Spanish and French settlers. The beautiful winery, incorporating Indian Pueblo and Northern New Mexico architecture, overlooks our vineyards and the Sandia Mountains. Paying attention to the smallest details, we handcraft small quantities of exceptional, award winning wines. Using grapes from our own or from New Mexico’s finest vineyards, we have created a selection of red and white wines for every taste.
6275 Corrales Rd
Corrales, NM 87048
Website: Corrales Winery
|Casa Rondeña Winery|
Casa Rondeña Winery was lovingly established in late 1995 as a family undertaking, with the first plantings in 1990 at the hands of vintner John Calvin.
The Tasting Room opened in August 1997 and a winery building, with a commemorative Tricentennial bell tower (picture right), was completed in the autumn of 2004. In 2008, a new barrel aging and storage facility, including the Founder’s Rotunda, w…as built in order to expand production capability of the winery and hold special events for winery members and special guests.
In 2010, Mr. & Mrs. Calvin moved out of the home they built on the property and turned it into the 1629 Club. This is a new level of membership to the winery which includes access to the private club among many other benefits.
The Tasting Room and winery is open to the public daily from 12 noon until 7 PM. No reservations are necessary. Picnics are allowed for Wine Club Members.
|Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm|
Set among 25 acres of lavender fields, enormous cottonwood trees and lush formal gardens, Los Poblanos is one of the most magnificent historic properties in the Southwest. This working organic farm was designed in 1932 by the region’s foremost architect, John Gaw Meem, the “Father of Santa Fe Style”. Los Poblanos recently added more guest rooms on to their already 50 guest room bed and breakfast.
The Los Poblanos land was originally inhabited by the Anasazi in the 14th century. The land became part of the Elena Gallegos land grant around 1716. The original ranch land was owned by Ambrosio and Juan Cristobal Armijo through the 19th century but was reassembled by Albert and Ruth Simms in the 1930s. The original 800-acre ranch extended from Rio Grande Blvd. to the crest of the Sandia Mountains. The Simms commissioned architect John Gaw Meem and numerous WPA artists and craftsmen to renovate the ranch house and create the Cultural Center for political and community events and recreation with gardens designed by Rose Greeley.
4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Ground tours to the public: $15/person.
Call: (505) 344-9297
Restaurant reservations: (505) 338-1615
Breakfast: Served from 7:30-11:30am. Prices start at $12.
Website: Los Poblanos
|Santa Fe Botanical Garden|
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden celebrates, cultivates and conserves the rich botanical heritage and biodiversity of our region. In partnership with nature, we demonstrate our commitment through education, community service, presentation of the arts, and the sustainable management of our nature preserve and public garden.
715 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87107