This year's Tour is in the North Albuquerque Acres and Sandia Heights sections of Albuquerque
lf-guided Tour includes Tour Book, FIVE VERY LARGE GARDENS, and Artistic Flower Design Show. Maximum number of tickets sold will be 1000. Tickets reserved on-line may be picked up the day of the tour at the white TICKET TENT located at the bank on the NE corner of Ventura and Paseo del Norte. Advance Tickets available, cash only, at most plant nurseries, and at BookWorks. Credit cards can be used to advance purchase the tour ($15) and Lunch ($15) at the Albuquerque Garden Center, M-F 9:30-2:30
Box Lunch available with Seating at Garden # 3.
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 #3 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 13th 2021 from 9am to 4pm, Rain or Shine
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 25, 26, 2021
Spring Fair & Plant Sale--Friday, April 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday April,24, from 8 am to 12 noon 2021
Parade of Gardens Garden Tour- June 13, 2021
Harvest Fair-September 24 & 25, 2021
Holiday Fair & Craft Show-December 3 & 4, 2021
Facility Rentals for weddings and meetings Phone 505 296-6020 for available dates & information.
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.
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 two or three 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 five 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.
Musicians graciously bring a special touch to nature’s visual vibrance. We are delighted to offer a few musicians again this year.
Enjoy lunch with your friends, available in Garden#3, you may opt for an alfresco catered box lunch of
Chicken Pasta Salad
Sun-dried Tomato Veggie Pasta
Cold Cucumber Soup
Choice of Dessert
canned or bottled drink
Lunch Seating available in the Garden