Without plants, there would be no oxygen and nothing to prevent bunnies from discovering that humans taste delicious. Gander at a menagerie of leafy companions with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to the “From South Capitol to the Summits” garden tour hosted by the Santa Fe Botanical Garden (up to a $40 value). The self-guided tour takes place on Sunday, June 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and departs from 810 Waldo St. in Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s tours, lauded by the Examiner and The New Mexican, lead flower hounds past several locally-owned and designed gardens. Cultivate seeds of horticultural inspiration on the June 12 tour, “From South Capitol to the Summits," which circuits six impressive stem-sites, commencing with South Capitol’s cozy plots of thriving blooms and greenery. Planters then hightail it to neighborhoods near Hyde Park Road for a duo of high-elevation gardens boasting scenic views and caravans of altitude-hardened mountain gnomes. Throughout, the gardens’ designers will be rooted to their harvests to elaborate on their methods and answer tourists’ questions. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden recommends that lawn-hoppers take advantage of their curbside parking before setting out on foot with provided maps, which double as rustling fodder to enhance lively human-vs.-shrubbery debates.