Gloria Dvorak - Buyer Agency for Albuquerque Real Estate

Landscaping in Albuquerque

There is a bountiful array of low water plants that are absolutely gorgeous and blend perfectly with the southwestern look, that either draws us to New Mexico or keeps here in this fantastic land. There is a bountiful array of low water plants that are absolutely gorgeous and blend perfectly with the southwestern look, that either draws us to New Mexico or keeps here in this fantastic land.

It not only makes sense to Xeriscape in New Mexico with the water issues of living in the desert. Albuquerque needs to conserve water to ensure we pass along water to our neighbors and respect the Rio Grande which makes life in the desert possible.

Gloria picks up a shovel
and helps break ground.  >>


Located across the plaza from the Albuquerque Aquarium and bordered on the west by the famed Rio Grande and the largest cottonwood gallery forest in the world, the lush and peaceful Rio Grande Botanic Garden is an oasis in the desert. Red indian paintbrush Species of the Month: Indian Paintbrush The Garden currently encompasses 36 developed acres, including a 10,000 square foot glass conservatory housing native and exotic plants from desert and Mediterranean climate zones and theseasonal PNM Butterfly Pavilion featuring hundreds of free-flying North American butterflies and moths. (The butterfly pavilion is closed October through most of May.) Walking distance through the aquarium and garden is about 1.6 miles. The Rio Grande Botanic Garden is a facility of the Albuquerque Biological Park.



Resources - Water usage, Southwestern Plants, Climate Information

City of Albuquerque Water Conservation information - From Xeriscaping to water rebates.

Xeriscape Council of New Mexico - A non-profit corporation.

"Our primary goal is to offer education and training about water conservation, primarily through efficient irrigation of xeriscaping utilizing native and other low-water plants."

Rio Grande Botanic Garden - An oasis in the desert

Plants for the Western Garden and Beyond

New Mexico Climate center - Drought Information to Climate Station Data.

National Weather Service Weather Forcast Office

Weather Records and Averages.. and more - Great Resource.

Xeriscaping & Southwestern Gardening