The Botanical Garden is a tranquil escape from the busy roads and shops in town. The luminaries are a winter delight when the community comes out it harkens to a time of simplicity.
I had my wedding ceremony at 4pm on 11-30-2019 at Keystone Heritage Park and it was a beautiful location with very friendly staff. I worked directly with Benita and she was very helpful. She provided us with a list of vendors that really helped cut down on the search for quality companies to work with for other aspects of the wedding, such as linens. The garden staff provided us with 100 chairs for the ceremony (which surprisingly was not enough!) and we provided chair covers and bows. We added minimal decorations and at the last minute the garden staff was able to provide us with outdoor heaters, as long as we provided the propane. It was a cold day but the heaters helped and the place was beautiful for the ceremony and pictures. We took pictures by the fountain and the ceremony was to the right in a grassy area with 4 yuccas. There was a covered area we selected as "plan b" that we luckily did not have to use. I am so glad our guests, who had never been to the gardens, had the opportunity to witness the beauty here. Weather is unpredictable but we had a huge crowd and beautiful location. I highly recommend Keystone Heritage Park! More...
Well maintained pathways, beautiful scenery and views of wildlife Hidden westside treasure.
great way to spend the day- looking at art, wildlife and learning about our local plant life. there's even a nursery for plant purchases on thg he grounds
Nothing to talk about. Want to see the real thing. Go to the mountains
Absolutely beautiful and we'll maintained
Its always beautiful! The times shown online arent true. On great weather days they will stay open until sunset.
Nice desert plant gardens. Interesting walk.
Todas las plantas hermosas te las quieres llevar todas
Myrna Flores Coon
Such a beautiful place for our wedding! Thank you for everything, Benita. ~Myrna & Billy Coon #LoveYouToTheCoon #CoonYouFeelTheLove
It was simply the perfect venue for our small wedding ceremony and pictures. The garden staff are wonderful people and easy to work with.
I always love to go here, especially during sunset. You get such a lovely view from that deck in the very back. I highly recommend this place.
This is a beautiful place to visit. Awesome plants and serene place to rest and appreciate nature. This place can be rented for events.
It's very peaceful and relaxing.
Nice place to have a little walk by desert plants
BEAUTIFUL plants and pond with coi.
Nice please to relax
Gorgeous oasis in El Paso. I stopped by here on a partly cloudy day after getting coffee nearby. The gardens gates are left open during business hours with a honesty box at the front door. Its $2 cash per person, unless you're qualify as Military, Senior Citizen, or young child. The gardens are relatively small but very beautiful. They have a charming central fountain, a variety of cacti, some of which flower, regional medicinal plants, and surprisingly a water lily pond with live Koi fish. They also have a gazebo and grill you can use. I definitely recommend checking this place out if you're nearby. More...
Delightful garden, full of landscaping ideas
Fun educational tour. The boys loved it and had a great time in the mini maze. A great place to use as a venue for upcoming events.
Very quaint and tranquil place for a brisk walk. The events held here are quite enjoyable!
Jane L Grider
A really nicely laid out small park that has so many representative plants native to the area. It somehow was reminiscent of the El Paso Zoo, of which I am very fond.
Great place. Lots of native plants. Great scenery. Awesome place for pictures.
Small space, but perfect for a walk and picnic. Grounds are all maintained by volunteers and quite beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.
Philippe Jacques Kradolfer
The El Paso Desert Botanical Garden is a nice place to visit in the spring and early summer, as in the winter there is not much to see as far as the vegetation. The information provided in the park is interesting, independent of the season, making it a worthwhile visit any time during the year. The signs providing information are very informative with interesting details about the history of El Paso and the influence of the Spanish family Lira. It also tells about the influence of the Magoffin family. A nice and quiet place to take people out of State to learn about El Paso. More...
This park is very lovely. The water features are beautiful and there's a lot of places to sit, relax, and enjoy the scenery. I decided to come her for my birthday. I had a lovely picnic in a secluded alcove near a water feature. The natural wetlands were truly amazing. It felt like I was transported to a totally different city. I saw bird species I'd never seen before in real life. I highly recommend visiting if you like learning about local flora and fauna. There were great features for the kid's too! An enjoyable maze, and a sand pit for them to get absolutely filthy in More...
M. Katherine Hougland
Small, desert botanical garden that is maintained completely by volunteers and donations. It is an easy stroll around the gravel and paved pathways, with lots of opportunities to sit and enjoy the fountains and the ample sculpture and artwork. Plus, bathrooms were some of the best I've seen in a public place. It looks small from the outside, but there are walking trails out of the property towards the archaeological digs, and the wetlands area. If you are in El Paso this is definitely worth the visit! More...
A lovely walk around this botanical garden is a perfect way to spend a few hours. This land is managed by High Desert Native Plants Nursery which is right across the lot and worth checking out for ones native plant needs. The volunteers here are working hard to get this place fully running and even more beautiful then it already is. A decent number of plants and cacti are labeled as more are coming with the communities support. The wetlands to the north also runs through this area. An easy walk with art, history, plants, an beauty are a must check out in this part of town. An open air theatre is here as well as a maze for kids and adults. A large sand box for kids to play and many benches can be used along the trail. Washroom and water fountain can be found here as well. Local artists display there work in the walls and around the garden. Perfect spot to learn about the area and the history of the future. More...
Sang Min Shin
A true treasure hidden in El paso!
Not real big but very nice. The wetlands were interesting, I am not sure they will be wet the year round. Nice play area for small children. It was very peaceful when we were there. More...
Stephanie Corrine Perry
My husband and I renewed our vows in the garden and I couldn't have asked for a better location. Benita, their events director, was so helpful in making my event a success. Thank you for a great experience!
Beautiful and peaceful. I enjoyed seeing some birds and bunnys. I felt privileged that they welcomed me into their home.
El Paso best kept secret! Great venue for any social or as formal as a Wedding! DEFINITELY recommend!
Esta muy lindo s, los recomiendo esta chico pero muy agradable lugar***
Nice peaceful place, little one loved it. Kudos to the volunteers keeping up with this place
Better prices more selection of plants and better structure
Helen Rochford Baumgartner
I love the desert botanical garden at Keystone!! A very special place!���❤️�
Daniel Valdez Jr.
Enjoyed the Winefest gathering held at Keystone (Saturday 8 Oct 2016)! Look forward to the next one.
Wonderful and serene. A great place to wander, sit and just take in the peaceful surroundings!
It a place to get lost in nature and educate yourself on the Chihuahuan experience ♡♡
The people here were such great sports to allow us to take our quince pictures at this beautiful park.
Great exhibit of natural foluage in El Paso along with a great history lesson.
I really enjoyed my visit, ya'll are doing great work in restoring & preserving our ancient & historic Rio Grande landscapes & vistas! I saw at least a dozen different types of birds! The staff was also very friendly & eager to answer questions! More...
Angel C Scott
Beautiful and peaceful, I liked it so much I got married here!