Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery

We are reopening for the May Bloom, May 1





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

email: iris@hondoirisfarm.com



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)



The Iris Garden

The Gallery


Alice Seely Bio.

Growing Instructions

Iris Fertilizer

Directions to Farm

The Garden in August

Tours and Tour Busses


Our Jewelry Line

Our Jewelry Factory



Nearby Places to Stay

Garden Pictures

Email us

Hours Open



One of the most beautiful gardens in the southwest


wongpitak export




Highway 70, Mile Marker 284

(Between Ruidoso and Roswell)






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


The Iris Garden in Bloom

(Third Week in May)

The Iris Garden


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

(not outlawed)








        Mexican Butterfly Bush



Red Tip Yucca





Photo by Jerry Holm



We sell Lilies and Peonies

(July Bloom)

Lillies in Iris Field

Oriental Lilies


         Oriental Lilies


          Oriental Lilies


Oriental Lily

Oriental Lily



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:



Downstairs Sitting Area


Around the Gallery


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

Hand Embroidered

e-mail \  about us \  pillow designs \ new tapestry designs \ embroidered purses  \ material specifications


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








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