Albuquerque Biological Park
903 10th Street SW, Albuquerque
, NM 87102 (505)764-6200.
- This wonderful park
includes the Rio Grande Botanical Garden (see below), the Rio Grande Zoo,
the Albuquerque Aquarium and the Tingley Aquatic Park.
: Wyoming Regional Library, 8205 Apache Ave. NE,
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- This splendid garden of the
Albuquerque Rose Society was recently completely renovated. The current
collection (1203 bushes representing 493 cultivars and 26 classes of roses)
is organized into separate areas for hybrid teas, old garden roses and
floribundas, hybrid rugosas, polyanthas and miniatures, hybrid musks, newer
ground cover roses, and climbing and rambling roses (on a 70 foot long
pergola and steel trellises).
: 3225 National Parks Highway,
New Mexico 88220 (505) 785-2232.
Chile Pepper Institute
- Some of the many interesting programs
offered at this national park include the medicinal and food use, including
by Native Americans, of desert plants.
: New Mexico State University, Chile Breeding
Programs Greenhouse, Fabian Garcia Science Center (West End of Campus across
the railroad tracks from University Ave. or Main Street), Las Cruces
- NMSU has been involved in chile cultivar development
for more than 100 years. This breeding program centers on New Mexico's five
main chile crops: Red, Green, Paprika, Jalapeño, and Cayenne as well as
: P.O. 732, Ramah
, NM 87321 (505)783-4412.
State Park Zoo and Gardens
- This high
altitude sustainable formal organic garden features raised beds, pools,
ponds, trellises and organic seasonal vegetables and herbs. Visits by
appointment (call or email
: National Parks Highway, P.O. Box 100,
, NM 88221 (505)887-5516.
Grande Botanic Garden
- This 1,100 acre indoor/outdoor living
museum offers more than 40 native animal species from birds to bison,
hundreds of succulents displayed in a greenhouse setting, and a 1.3 mile
: 2601 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque Biological
, NM 87104 (505)764-6200.
Spring River Park and Zoo
- A state-of-the-art 11,000 square
foot conservatory features the Desert Pavilion (xeric species), the
Mediterranean Pavilion (aromatic species) and three walled gardens with
fountains, tile, herbs and roses. A Children's Fantasy Garden is planned.
: Atkinson and College Streets,
University of New Mexico Arboretum
- This free public zoo displays native and exotic animals
and birds in a series of enclosures exhibiting the plants and animals of the
River Bottoms, the Plains, the Foothills and the Mountains.
Avenue and Yale Boulevard, Albuquerque
, NM 87131 (505)277-0111.
- This Pueblo
Revival style park-like campus encompasses a Campus Arboretum displaying 320
difference species of plants.
University of New Mexico Greenhouse
: Department of Biology,
Castetter Hall, Building 21, University
of New Mexico, Albuquerque
, NM 87131 (505) 277-3781.
- A diverse
collection of native and exotic plants are housed in the greenhouse.
Campus Map (Look for Greenhouse Conservatory - K17).