New Mexico October 31, 2016
The One Spot In New Mexico That’s Basically Heaven On Earth
Much of New Mexico is remarkable for its untamed beauty. However, there are times when humans craft a natural wonderland that you’ll want to return to again and again. This is definitely the case with the Botanic Garden that forms part of Albuquerque’s Biopark. Last year the Travel Channel rated it as the fifth best public garden in the nation. Read on to discover why these gardens are basically heaven on earth.
The ABQ Biopark as a whole is one of New Mexico’s most enchanting attractions. It features a zoo, aquarium, Tingley Beach, and the Botanic Garden. While each part of the park has its own appeal, the gardens are the place to go when you want to soothe your soul.
The Sasebo Japanese Garden is a calm place for contemplation.
Admire the bell tower then head to the waterfall, which tumbles into a pond filled with koi.
Experience a different kind of beauty inside the butterfly pavilion where you can watch butterflies escape the confines of their chrysalides.
The Children’s Fantasy Garden is bliss for kids (and frankly some adults too). Giant, friendly dragon? Check. Castle? Check. An 11-foot high watering can? Okay, that one may not have occurred to you, but it’s adorable nonetheless.
If you like places that spark your imagination, you’ll also appreciate the Rio Grande Heritage Farm. This portion of the garden is a recreated farmstead that transports you back to the 1930s, providing a glimpse into agrarian life in that decade.
Even on busy days, you can usually find a secluded spot in Albuquerque's Botanic Gardens. Regardless of what time of year you visit, there is always some type of natural splendor to appreciate.
During cooler months, the conservatories provide a welcome haven. Inside you'll find the Desert Garden, which focuses on plants of the Southwest, and the Mediterranean Garden. The latter is also worth visiting in May, when the annual orchid show is held.
And, of course, the gardens are at their best when the flowers are in bloom.
If you love the sound of a cascading waterfall or the sight of flowers bursting with color, this may well seem like a pocket of heaven on earth to you as well.
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