Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery
We are reopening for the May Bloom, May 1
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One of New Mexico's most highly recommended tourist destinations.
Photo by Billy Koen May Bloom 2012
Proprietors: Alice Seely, David J. Hall
Horticulture: Alice Seely
Alice Seely Biography
Telephone Home: 575-653-4809
Strict Covid 19 Guidelines
Masks required, no excuses
Social Distance for Groups
Limited Access to Gallery
2021 Iris Ordering Catalog, Shipping Around August First click
(Pots Available for Purchase at the Farm Now, Call for appointment to purchase)
One of the most beautiful gardens in the southwest
Highway 70, Mile Marker 284
(Between Ruidoso and Roswell)
HOW TO GET HERE CLICK
Free Admission, Picnic Tables, Handicapped entrance around the side.
Bring a Picnic Lunch, Sit in the Garden, Listen to the Birds
Photograph the Flowers
The Iris Garden in Bloom
(Third Week in May)
Photo by Billy Koen
We have Iris for sale in pots , MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO BUY CLICK
All prize winners.
photo by Shulamit Rymberg
Images of the Garden in August
Desert Botanical Plants
(We have an extensive collection of high desert plants, labeled with common and latin names)
Sea Holly Thistle
Mexican Butterfly Bush
Red Tip Yucca
Photo by Jerry Holm
We sell Lilies and Peonies
Lillies in Iris Field
The Hummingbird Porch
(The Hummingbirds fly South at the end of September)
If you are fascinated by hummingbirds, you can sit on the "hummingbird porch"
and watch hummingbirds feed, fight, and fly. The hummingbirds arrive in April.
The males arrive first and scout out the territory. The females arrive several weeks later.
We always make sure to have the feeders out when the males arrive so they will stay.
The photos on this page were taken by visiting photographer Bruce Gaucher .
The top pictures are of black chin females, the bottom picture is of a black chin male.
Notice the white spot eye markings, not characteristic of all black chins.
click here for more wonderful photos of our hummingbirds on our porch taken by Johnny Bliznak, M.D. click
photos by Bruce Gaucher
The Hummingbirds have hatched
One week old, tiny with short beaks Two weeks old, longer beaks
Nest is 2" across, very small and hidden
On June 27th they flew away after 23 days in their nest.
And now the nest is empty
(An article on Black Chin Nest Building click)
And we have beautiful butterflies
Western Swallowtail Butterflies
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The Iris Farm Gallery
In our gallery we sell:
ornaments from Peru, Mexico, India, and Africa.
nativity scenes from around the world, including Mexico, Peru, India and Africa.
candles, ceramics, metal art (Haiti, Zimbabwe, China).
baskets from China, Africa, and Pakistan.
paintings and sculpture by Alice Warder Seely.
all at very reasonable, affordable prices.
and we are the best and most interesting women's clothing store int his part of the country.
Downstairs Sitting Area
Around the Gallery
We have a jewelry factory and sell our jewelry at factory prices click
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Interesting clothing at reasonable Prices
Contemporary Tapestries, Wall Hangings, Rugs. and Pillows
Textiles from around the world, including embroidered pillow covers,
wall hangings, tapestries and purses from India (designed by Alice Seely),
and amazing women's clothing
Funky Purses Designed by Alice Seely
Retail Ordering Information for Purses click