Visit the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill is a learning landscape of traditional and native plants, sustainable land- and water-use practices; educational activities for all ages; and an outdoor showcase for presenting music, sculpture and theatrical performances. Explore the Botanical Garden.

All admissions tickets are purchased at time of visit

To give you the best visitor experience possible (and staying at a safe capacity), upon arrival, members will give their name to check in and other visitors will purchase an admission ticket. Waiting would only be required if we were at capacity. Credit-card sales only, no cash. Thank you.

Hours & Location:

Chives and Bridge

Blooming chives near the Kearny’s Gap Bridge

Hours of Operation:
November – March: Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
April-October: Thursday-Monday, 9am-5pm (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Last entrance is admitted 30 minutes before closing time.

715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505
On Museum Hill, across Camino Lejo from Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture


Admission Fees

SFBG Members: Free! Become a member.

April through October Admission
$10 – Adults from outside New Mexico
$9  – Adults in-state New Mexico
$8 – Seniors 65+, Active Military
$7 – Students with ID and Youth (13-17)
Free – SFBG Members and Children 12 and under

November through March Admission
$7 – Adults from in-state and outside New Mexico
$6 – Seniors 65+, Active Military
$5 – Students with ID and Youth (13-17)
Free – SFBG Members and Children 12 and under

*Admission receipts may be credited toward the purchase of an annual membership if put towards membership purchase on the same day.

Free Admission Programs

Santa Fe Botanical Garden Members: Receive free daily admission! Become a member.

Monthly Community Days: A day of free admission to New Mexico residents (with ID) and students (with ID). Community Days are posted on our event calendar. Learn more.

American Horticulture Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program: Admission is available for up to 2 adults who are also members of participating botanical gardens. Learn more.

Museums for All Program: Free admission with EBT card. Learn more. To enter the Garden with your EBT card, follow the check-in signs when you arrive at the Garden. Entry is available as long as timed-entry is not sold out.

Guided Tours – Suspended due to COVID-19 until further notice

  • Guided Tours are offered as docents are available, no reservations needed. Simply check in with the Visitor Services Center staff or volunteers when you arrive.
  • Groups of 20 that wish to have a docent-guided tour are asked to request a guided tour at least 2 weeks in advance. Request a reservation.

Policies & Helpful Information

  • Credit-card sales only (no cash) All admission tickets (Members and visitors) are purchased at time of visit from ticket window through contactless walk-up sales.
  • Last entry is 30 minutes prior to your session closing.
  • Groups of more than 20 people should make arrangements in advance with Rick Herrman, Director of Operations & Finance. Email him at
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times. Any visitor who is not wearing a mask will be asked to leave.
  • Please bring your own water. For safety reasons, our water fountains are closed.
  • The Garden has portable toilets that are available for public use.
  • Reciprocal Admission Program Members will be asked to verify by showing their membership card at the Entrance Gate.
  • Please stay on designated pathways. The plants in our ecosystem can be very fragile, and do not respond well to footprints.
  • No pets allowed in the Garden except trained service animals as defined by the U.S. Department of Justice: “A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.”
  • No smoking, vaping, or use of other tobacco products is allowed in the Garden.
  • The majority of the pathways in the Garden are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Art Trail (which has one step). A limited amount of wheelchairs, walkers, and rollators are available on a complimentary basis.
  • For your comfort, we suggest that you bring a hat and sunscreen to protect your skin during your visit to the Garden.
  • Picnics are allowed in the Garden. Visitors must abide by all Garden rules, avoid blocking pathways and remove trash. No glass containers allowed.
  • SFBG welcomes artists who wish to sketch, paint, or photograph our grounds. Due to the fragile nature of our plants, only paints that are water-soluble are allowed on grounds (no oil-based or acrylic paints). Artists must register at the Visitor Services Center and pay the normal admissions fee for use of grounds. Photographs and videos shot must be for private, non-commercial use, except in specific exhibits or areas where photography may not be permitted. Read the full photography policy.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the Botanical Garden will close to the public. Weather closures are posted on our homepage and on our Facebook page. If caught in a storm, please take shelter in the Hendricksen Pavilion or the Welcome Ramada Kiosk.