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Fall Fiesta of Flowers at the Botanic Garden Now Open

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Changing seasons give way to warm autumn colors.

Fall Fiesta of Flowers at the Botanic Garden Now Open

Mexican sage and lion's tail from the Fall Fiesta of Flowers last year. Photo by ABQ BioPark.

September 17, 2013

Summer is ending, and fall blooms are popping up all around the Botanic Garden. Starting this week, Fall Fiesta of Flowers brings a big burst of color before plants go dormant for winter. Visitors can enjoy the year's final outdoor flower show through the first hard freeze, expected sometime at the end of October.

More than 200 individual pots of yellow and red mums decorate the Botanic Garden and Aquarium Plaza. The mums are expected to be in full bloom within the next few weeks. Mexican sage and lion's tail with yellow bidens, red verbena, orange petunia and other perennials mixed in give the BioPark a true fiesta vibe.

"Fall Fiesta of Flowers is taking over the BioPark," said Catherine Hubbard, Botanic Garden Manager. "Not only is the Botanic Garden looking delightful, but the Zoo is filled with warm colors as well."

Hundreds of flowers make the perfect photo opportunity for the BioPark's 2013 Online Photo Contest. Take your best shots and enter them into Colorful Close-Ups, Landscapes or another contest category for your chance to win annual passes, behind-the-scenes tours and more.

The Fall Fiesta of Flowers can be enjoyed daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is included with regular admission. You can enjoy the fall colors when you come to other Garden events in coming weeks: An Ikebana Autumn on Sept. 21-22, Rose Exhibition on Sept. 28-29, Creeping, Crawling and Carnivorous on Oct. 4-Nov. 3, or the Heritage Farm Cider Festival on Oct. 12-13.

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