Placitas Garden Tour

2017 Placitas Garden Tour 

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

The second annual Placitas Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 from 9:00am until 4:00pm.  Eight diverse gardens will be featured on  this year’s tour.  These unique gardens will provide a delightful and educational experience for visitors to enjoy beautiful combinations of plants and to learn from the garden owners about their labors of love.  The tour cost will be $10 per person and the proceeds will benefit the Placitas Community Library and the Sandoval County Master Gardeners.


Plein air artists will again be featured painting all the gardens on this year’s tour.  The finished paintings will be on sale at the Placitas Community Library for the benefit of the artists and a portion to benefit the Placitas Community Library and the Sandoval County Master Gardeners.

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“A gardener’s garden is a highly personal space, even a private space, and always a special place. The gardener is letting you into their world, letting their guard down.   Their garden is their creation.  They are like a painter who, after hours spent behind an easel with their painting hidden from the eyes of other, finally turns the canvas around so other can see.”  (source

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Volunteers from the Placitas Community Library and the Sandoval County Master Gardeners will be available at each garden to answer questions about the tour and about the individual plants in the gardens.


Thank you to all the Garden owners for their preparations and graciousness in allowing the public to view their personal garden spaces.


Touring the gardens will be easy with the brochure provided to all visitors. The brochure includes a map of the garden locations along with information about each garden on the tour. In addition to the map there will be signs featuring the logo below directing visitors to each of the gardens on the tour. Some GPS systems work poorly in Placitas. We recommend using the map and following the signs to find the gardens.


Additional information about the 2017 tour will continue to be posted on this website as it becomes available. If you have any questions about the 2017 tour please contact the Placitas Garden Tour Committee at:

photos on this page by: Todd & Rozanne Hakala and Mike Stoy