Gardens at La Cueva

“Think of the tall delphinium swaying or the bee when it comes to the tongue of the burgundy lily.” ~ Jane Kenyon, Collected Poems
The gardens are as beautiful as they have ever been this summer.  They are full of color, lush and vibrant, a photographer’s paradise.

The Gardens are lush and thriving, loving the extra moisture we are getting from the Monsoon Season here in Northern New Mexico.  Color abounds and  our visitors are enjoying touring the three seperate garden spaces.  The Ranch Gardens fit snuggly into the flagstone and adobe walls which housed the tack and ferrier shops and were a part of the grist mill and mercantile building complex of the 1850's. Flagstone walks meander through three large gardens, leading from one uniquely enclosed space to another. Nestled around the adobe and flagstone walls and hugging the flagstone walks are flower beds filled with vibrant annuals and perennials; hollyhocks, sunflowers, lavender, Russian sage, roses, columbines, daisies, peonies, petunias, and many other colorful plants act as backdrops to picture taking and quiet conversations. Aspen trees, and one of the largest blue spruce you are likely to encounter, grow amidst the grass and floral beds.

Purchasing Seeds & Plants

A large assortment of wild flower, perennials, and annual seeds are featured in the ranch store, and in the spring and early summer the La Cueva Nursery has all the plant life you see in the gardens for sale. In July, August, and September some plants are featured on the covered portal of the ranch store and may be purchased in the store.

About The Garden

Hours of Operation
The gardens are open daily  9am to 5pm

Peak Season
The gardens are at their height mid-June through September and are dormant during the winter months.

Weddings or Events In The Gardens
If you would like to reserve the gardens for your wedding or a special occasion, please call (866) 281-1515.

What You've Said

"It is so nice that you make these gardens available for no admission to whomever stops to enjoy them.  What a pleasure!"

Julia Gilbert, Ct.