When I visited, the ABQ Garden Center was beginning to fill tables with flowering plants, preparing for their April Plant Show & Garden Sale fundraiser, above. Below is an open pagoda-style building, a perfect backdrop for the Ikebana International club, which studies & promotes the Japanese art of flower design. It's one of the unique clubs that share space at the Center. Read More
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.Read More