Dozens of demonstrations and booths at Botanic Garden.
With irises and roses in spectacular bloom, the ABQ BioPark celebrates National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 11 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Botanic Garden.
Activities, demonstrations and giveaways
Mayor Richard J. Berry commemorates the occasion with a proclamation and press conference at noon. Community partners, including local garden clubs and artists, along with BioPark Horticulture and Education present more than 25 interactive informational displays and educational demonstrations. To honor the day, the Botanic Garden is also offering free admission with a special coupon from the Better Homes and Gardens website and giveaways, including event t-shirts, metal water bottles and seed packets.
"The Botanic Garden is a beautiful and vibrant part of our community," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "We are pleased to highlight the facility on National Public Gardens Day, and we encourage everyone to come out for this extraordinary event."
Celebrate the annual event with 100 new blooms
National Public Gardens Day is an annual event led by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) and irrigation product service provider, Rain Bird. The two organizations invite communities around the country to explore the beauty of their local green spaces, while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education and environmental preservation for their fourth annual event.
Local nursery Plant World donated more than 100 blooms to be planted by horticulture volunteers in the Spanish-Moorish Garden at the Botanic Garden on Friday. The Spanish-Moorish Garden is one of the many gardens located along one and a half miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens.