Proprietors: Alice Seely, David Hall
(We are retiring and the Iris Farm is for sale; call us for details (575) 653-4809)
Manager, Horticularist Chris Camacho
We are now renting the cottage for up to two people on a nightly basis.
For pictures and listing details go to our page on AIRBNBclick
ONE OF NEW MEXICOS MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDENS
Photo by Billy Koen May Bloom last year
WE HAVE OVER 1000 IRIS POTS, 80 VARIETIES, READY TO TAKE HOME.
We now have the world's largest fairy garden in the wooded area below the irrigation ditch. click
A List of 50 exhibits in the fairy garden click
One of New Mexico's most highly recommended tourist destinations.
Tuesday- Friday 8-5
Closed SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
Highway 70, Mile Marker 284
(Between Ruidoso and Roswell)
Watch for Highway Sign
Driving directions from Albuquerque, Roswell, Santa Fe, Ruidoso click
Free Admission, Picnic Tables, Handicapped entrance around the side.
Bring a Picnic Lunch, Sit in the Garden, Listen to the Birds
The Iris Garden in Bloom in May
Photo by Billy Koen
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.
Wonderful photos of our hummingbirds on our porch taken by Johnny Bliznak, M.D. click here.
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:
Outstanding Photographs, Prints, and Paintings
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
Upstairs Front Room
We have a jewelry factory and sell our jewelry at factory prices click
Visit our Retail Web Site click
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