Hondo is the home of one of New Mexico's most successful jewelry studios: featuring the work of artist Alice Warder Seely. Seely's pewter jewelry is purchased by over 500 galleries, national parks, and museum gift stores throughout the USA. Take a guided tour to see how molds are made, how jewelry is cast, hand finished, and packaged. Free gifts for children under 12. Buy direct at factory prices. Combine your visit with a visit to the Hondo Iris Farm. Tours are available on Fridays 10-4, 575. 653.4062 Mile Marker 286, Hwy 70 (between Ruidoso and Roswell).
Thousands of irises are ready for July purchase. And the lilies are blooming! The Farm is open every day except Monday. Admission is free. Visitors can roam one of New Mexico’s most beautiful gardens replete with iris, Shasta daisies, poppies, and native plants in the new botanical garden. There is a hummingbird porch, a gold fish pond, picnic tables, and a gallery in a 150 year old building. The gallery features paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and imported gifts, clothing, and ceramics. Children are welcome. Trip Advisor: a four and a half star rating. 24 miles east of Ruidoso, at mile marker 284 on Hwy. 70.