Each year we invite artists to paint a scene in the gardens during the Parade of Gardens. An Art Show and Sale is held at one of the Gardens featuring works they produced in the gardens a few weeks prior. Be sure to check out their beautiful paintings.
This year's featured artists are:
Dick Wimberly, Gwen Wilemon, Katherine Irish, Barbara Clark, James Roybal, Lee MacLeod, Carla Forrest, Dee Sanchez and Mary Julyan
This is one of the premier events in Albuquerque--a chance to see ten private gardens, while you enjoy these musicians in the gardens:
Music for all seasons (Scott & Irma Reeder), Duke City Sound, John Rogers, The Muldawers, Ann McGough, New Mexico Women's Chorus and members of the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra
Each garden is handpicked by a committee of Master Gardeners and Landscape Designers in order to feature variety, excellent garden design, attention to detail, plant selection and good gardening practices.
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 Kachina Hills and Glenwood Hills 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 accepted on-line and at the Albuquerque Garden Center, Mon-Fri 9:30-2:30.
Cash and credit card payment accepted at the Ticket Booth, day of the Tour.
Lunch should be purchased in advance 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.
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 46th annual Tour sponsored by this organization of dedicated gardeners..
Held on Sunday May 19th, 2019, from 9am to 4pm, absolutely 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
Facility Rentals for weddings and meetings
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 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, the ticket booth will be at the East end of Menaul, near the corner of Menaul and Monte Largo Drive, in Kachina Hills where the Parade of Gardens begins.
10120 Lomas Blvd., NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 United States