Beginning on the first of May and every day for the entire month, over 400 varieties of prize winning iris bloom at the Hondo Iris Farm. Visitors are welcome, free admission. The iris farm has picnic tables, a botanical garden, a hummingbird porch, a gold fish pond, and a gallery featuring international folk art and clothing. Plan to visit one of New Mexico’s most beautiful gardens. Hours are 8-5 every day in May. 24 miles East of Ruidoso, on Hwy. 70 (mile marker 284).