Take a visual journey through the some of the most spectacular and luminous gardens of Santa Fe, which boasts an astonishing diversity of flora and fauna, from traditional succulents and drought-resistant plants to roses and fruit trees.
Anne Hillerman has worked as editorial page editor for the Albuquerque Journal North and the Santa Fe New Mexican, and as arts editor for both papers. She is the author of six other books, including Santa Fe Flavors.
Don Strel has had photos featured in The Insiders’ Guide to Santa Fe and Children’s Guide to Santa Fe, books he and Anne created together.
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From stately cottonwoods to fragrant sage and gray-leafed chamisa, Santa Fe’s roadsides, medians, and patios reflect the constraints and abundance of the natural four-seasons environment. The city's older adobe architecture lends itself to displaying blossoms. You'll find beauty, both subtle and dramatic, at almost every turn.