The ABQ Garden Center

This is the perfect time for spring garden plantings, especially if you plan to sell your house. It's amazing how a cache of flowers near the front entry will attract the eye & easily enhance the feel of a home. Luckily, for those with & those without a greenthumb, ABQ Garden Center is an excellent place to start.

The Garden Center is the New Mexico playground for over a dozen garden clubs & plant societies, like the NM Orchid Guild, the Uptown Garden Club & the NM Mycological Society. It's a place to display their plants by creating demonstration gardens, organize flower shows, sell some of their interesting garden stock during yearly fundraising events, socialize & learn about what grows well in this desert climate. There's the Garden Shop, the Master Gardener Hotline (505.292.7144), the Library, the Newsletter, classes in home landscaping, horticulture, etc; there are soil testing kits & you can rent the gardens for a day if you'd like...amazingly, all the folks you will see are volunteers.