ABQ Biological Park’s Rio Grande Botanical Garden is located on 52 acres of land between the Rio Grande River and the Albuquerque Aquarium.
At the Rio Grande Botanical Garden, you can discover the fascination of desert plants and habitats. In the Desert Pavilion, the Mediterranean Pavilion and the Seasonal Butterfly Pavilion, hundreds of butterflies fly freely and these pavillions are full of plants that produce nectar that butterflies like. In the popular children’s fantasy garden, there are plenty of places for kids to explore, including 42-foot-tall pumpkins, oversized veggies, and giant potted plants. If you go to the botanical garden with the aquarium and the zoo, you can get to know the natural world with your family. Even if you don’t have children, you can enjoy it in a moment of relaxation.
Please note that under Albuquerque City law, smoking is prohibited in zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens.