Author Archives: admin

Anticipation – An Educational Exposition March 21 10 am – 4 pm

Informational displays – the Garden Center library; the 2020 Garden Tour; the Garden Guardians; Xeric Garden Club; the Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico; the 2020 State Fair Flower Show; the 2020 Tomato Fiesta; the Albuquerque Daylily Society; High Desert Design Club; Valley Gardeners; the Albuquerque Aril and Iris Society; Albuquerque Area Master Gardeners; and the New Mexico Mycological Society.  Membership information available.

High Tea – served March 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Tickets are $25.00 and are available at the Garden Center office.  Hurry — sales are limited!

Flower Show – March 21 from 10 am – 4 pm, A National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show will be presented in the Patio Room.  If you’ve wondered how to enter horticultural and/or design exhibits in a flower show, this will answer all your questions.  As a bonus feature, two featured displays will explain what Accredited National Garden Club Judges look for when they are assessing horticultural and design exhibits.

Flower show entry information Entries March 20 will be accepted between 9 am and noon. Posters will show you how to enter. Instructions here for entering.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see what the Council offers.

Library Book Club – Get Involved!

Meetings are held on Mondays (generally the first Monday unless there’s a holiday) at 4:00 pm.

Come join us in the Patio Room at the Garden Center (10120 Lomas in Albuquerque between Wyoming and Eubank) to sample some great books.  No need to belong to a plant club or society although it is a great way to meet members of them.

We sell copies of all the books in the Garden Shop at 10% off list up until the night the book is read.  And, remember, as a non-profit, our books are sold tax-free.

Don’t have time to read the book?  No worries, just come join us for conversation and light snacks.  We begin each session with about 10 or 15 minutes of video related to the book so you can learn a bit from that as well as from the discussion.

Want to be on our mailing list?  Contact Margaret at

What we’re reading now.

Continue reading

NM Cactus & Succulent Society Meetings

The Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico meets the third Friday of most months in the Patio Room of the Garden Center.  Educational and entertaining presentations usually begin at about 7:45 p.m.  Visitors are welcome.  Please join us to learn more about these fascinating plants, or just enjoy the beautiful pictures of plants and places many of us will never have the opportunity to visit.

Continue reading