Each year we invite artists to participate in the gardens during the Parade of Gardens. This year we have asked talented Floral Artists to create a display around a theme. Each garden will have one or two of these spectacular displays. We invite the public to vote on their favorite.
This year's featured artists are:
From High Desert Design Club displays are created by Carolyn Bucklen, Jacque Shipers, Maple Levine, Catie Glover, Jewel Cutter, Kathleen Flanders, Leude Olson, Beth Schneider, Shirley Tereault, and Mary Noskin. From Ikebana International displays are created by Trude Meyer, Yayoi Tanida, Royalene McDonald.
This is one of the premier events in Albuquerque--a chance to see six estate-sized private gardens. They include: a very contemporary house & garden; a traditional hacienda style; a forester’s forest garden; a habitat garden for wildlife; a garden built around courtyards and views; and a charming garden in a natural setting.
Musicians Featured in the Gardens---for the past few years,
the Parade of Gardens has been fortunate to add
the ambiance of music to the glory of amazing gardens.
These musicians graciously bring a special touch to nature’s visual vibrance.
The Albuquerque Worldwinds Quintet ~~ is a delightful ensemble of woodwind instruments… flute, oboe, English & French horn, bassoon and clarinet. The group plays world music, some contemporary and some classical. Several members of the quintet are current members of the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra.
John E. Rogers ~~ is a classical guitarist who brings his warmth and special musical talents to welcoming and appreciative audiences large and small.
Music for All Seasons ~~ Scott and Irma Reeder perform music ranging from folk to contemporary with a multitude of instruments, including the Celtic harp, hammered and mountain dulcimer, recorder and guitar. The Reeders are delightful performers and a main-stay with the New Mexico Dulcimer Association.
Ann McGough ~~ is a songbird who shares her musical gifts of voice, keyboard and guitar through a variety of music from current favorites to popular tunes of past decades.
No Strings Attached Bluegrass Band~~ despite their name, this band is a gathering of string instruments….banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass and guitar….featuring traditional bluegrass played by a group of friends who bring life to toe-tapping melodies and soul-tugging tunes.
Enjoy lunch with your friends, served in one of the Gardens, you may opt for an alfresco catered lunch of
Cranberry Chicken Salad Wrap
Avocado Veggie Wrap
Cold Cucumber Soup
Lime Bars or Mexican Chocolate Brownies
Tea or Lemonade
This year's Tour is in the North Albuquerque Acres and Sandia Heights sections of Albuquerque
Self-guided Tour includes Tour Book, Ten Gardens, and Art Show. Maximum number of tickets sold will be 1000. Tickets available, cash only, at most plant nurseries, and at BookWorks.
Credit cards are accepted on-line to reserve a ticket for tour bookletpickup the day of the tour.
Credit cards can be used to purchase the tour booklet at the Albuquerque Garden Center, Mon-Fri 9:30-2:30. The tour booklet is your ticket.
Cash and credit card payment accepted at the Ticket Booth, day of the Tour.
Lunch should be purchased in advance here on-line or at the Albuquerque Garden Center (credit cards accepted). A limited number of lunch tickets will be available at the garden lunch location on the day of the tour. Tour booklets and Lunch tickets are sold for cash at the nurseries.
This public education and fund raising event is sponsored by the Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs., Inc., a 501(c)3 non profit organization.
This will be the 47th annual Tour sponsored by this organization of dedicated gardeners..
Held on Sunday, June 14th 2020 from 9am to 4pm, unless postponed due to Corona virus.
Because these are private gardens, they are not handicap-accessible.
Pets and smoking are not allowed.
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Council was formed in the early 1950's when 22 Garden Clubs and Plant Societies joined forces to offer education and services beyond the resources of the individual clubs. Out of this cooperation came The Albuquerque Garden Center, located at 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE in the Los Altos Park. Built in 1975 with funds raised through the efforts of members, local businesses and the County of Bernalillo.
Gardening educational events open to the public
Master Gardener Hotline
Public rentals of the gardens and meeting rooms available
Garden Shop with gifts, gardening tools and supplies
The Garden Shop open weekdays 9:30-2:30
Plant Sales held throughout the year
Rummage Sale-Feburary 21, 22, 2020
Spring Fair & Plant Sale--April 24,25, 2020
Garden Tour- June 14, 2020
Harvest Fair-September 25,26 2020
Holiday Fair-December 4,5 2020
Facility Rentals for weddings and meetings Phone 505 296-6020 for available dates & info
Courses in Horticulture, home landscaping and floral design are offered throughout the year.
Children's Summer Camp with nature awareness, observation, experimentation and other fun activities in a garden setting.
Habitat Garden Tours, Demonstration Gardens including Daylily, Roses, Native Plants, Cactus, and diverse seasonal garden plantings.
Parade of Gardens is a Self-Guided Tour. The Tour Book is the ticket and contains maps and routing guidance with parking suggestions. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
On the day of the Tour, there will be tickets available at the ticket booth which will be in the parking lot of First American Bank on the NE corner of Paseo del Norte and Ventura.
10120 Lomas Blvd., NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 United States