Altura and Twin Parks Garden Tour – June 11 from 8 am – 3 pm

Altura and Twin Parks Garden Tour

Altura and Twin Parks Garden Tour

From traditional to whimsical, from classic to contemporary, the gardens of Altura Park are featured this year. Presented by the Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs with ten gardens, ten plein air painters along with music and lunch. The Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs consisting of sixteen member organizations has been organizing these garden tours in Albuquerque for 43 years, each year highlighting a distinct neighborhood.

You may buy tickets at the Garden Center, many local nurseries, or online.  Tickets are for the tour only or tour plus lunch.  Lunch will be quiche, salad, drink and dessert. Continue reading

Ikebana Demonstration and Workshop June 5 10 am – 4 pm


Ikebana Gilstrap 2016Sara Gilstrap, a member of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana,  will present a demonstration and workshop.   She earned a BFA and MA at the University Of Oklahoma School Of Art. She was a faculty member and teacher in the art departments of Midland College in Midland, Texas and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas. Since retiring, Sara relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico for 13 years where she was active in garden clubs and organized the Floral Designers Garden Club. She was also the owner of and instructor in the Santa Fe Weaving School. Continue reading

‘Friends’ Arts in the Garden Party June 16, 2016

artFrom 5 pm – 8 pm enjoy our Friends, Arts in the Garden Party featuring paintings for sale from the artists on the 2016 Garden Tour – plus music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.  Free for 2016-2017 “Friends of the Albuquerque Garden Center” members; $15 per person/$25 per couple for non-members.