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Address: Highway 70, Mile Marker 284, Hondo, NM
Phone Number: 575.653.4062
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Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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A beautiful oasis!

Open during April to October, free to the public, with iris in bloom during May and part of June Go in and stroll through thousands of exquisite iris, roses, hot pokers and much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Clovis, New Mexico
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Clovis, New Mexico
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115 reviews 115 reviews
8 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Open during April to October, free to the public, with iris in bloom during May and part of June Go in and stroll through thousands of exquisite iris, roses, hot pokers and much more. Bulbs in pots available for purchase at around $15 each and they provide you with an excellent planting guide. Can also purchase online but the photos... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This oasis is wonderful! Alice, Chris & everyone else has created a perfect place to stop in the New Mexican landscape! We brought our lunch & had a picnic out in the garden. Were a bit early for the big iris blooming, but there were plenty blooming.....we bought several plants & they are already blooming in our garden at home.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a terrific find! Acres of beautiful irises, lilies, and other xeroscapic perennials. Chris, the on site horticulturalist is terrific – friendly, very knowledgeable, and very helpful. I also thought the plants were very reasonably priced. The adjoining crafts and art gallery has some of the best and most interesting art works that we saw in the entire area -... More 

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Carefree, Arizona
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157 reviews 157 reviews
66 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We learned about the Iris Farm from the Tourist Information Center in Ruidoso Downs. It is well worth the extra drive down Hwy 70 to Mile Marker 284. The owners were ever so lovely as is the spot. Only a few of the Iris were open but one could tell how lovely it would be in a few weeks. They... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We thought we would be at the jewelry factory for a short stop. We so enjoyed the tour watching them make the pewter jewelry and picking out tons of affordable. Unique gifts to take home. The woman who gave the tour was very informative, open to questions, made us pieces that were not in stock but for which they had... More 

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Oklahoma
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210 reviews 210 reviews
50 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Interesting. Struck me as a hippie place where some folks decided to grow flowers and host a garden. Not much to see in Sept as it was past good flower season. No cost to look around, just a little bit of through back place from years gone by. Worth the stop to stretch your legs but don't make a special... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The owners are a delight. The gardens and shop are absolutely amazing. This hidden Jem is a must stop on HWY 70/380. We love it, we stop every time we are out riding our bikes. Nice cool place to have a rest! Thank you for building such an oasis in the valley!

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Iris were in bloom in May when we visited. We spent about (2) hours here admiring the various colors. The garden is well-maintained and a beautiful spot for a picnic. There were a few ladies painting in the garden while we were there, they even allowed us to view their progress. The owner and gardener were so helpful in... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is the second time that I have been here with my family. We went three years ago and all picked out an iris for ourselves. They are still going strong in my parents front yard! :) This is a nice little sanctuary filled with all sorts of interesting bugs and birds. We spent most of our time watching the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Walked around the gardens, enjoyed our time talking with owner and had a quaint picnic in the garden.

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