Field Trip to Los Poblanos
Join us for a field trip to Los Poblanos on May 26, 2023 for one of two tours: 10:00-11:30 am and 12:00-1:30 pm. Los Poblanos is at 4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NW in Los Ranchos, NM.
John Gaw Meem, often referred to as the “Father of Santa Fe Style,” designed Los Poblanos Inn in 1932. The formal gardens were designed in 1932 by Rose Greely, a female landscape architect.
These farms plantings include many native and heirloom crops. In addition to Los Poblanos Inn and Farm shop, there are 25 acres of lavender fields as well as formal and kitchen gardens. The gardens share a goal of providing sustainability and taking good care of the land in the process. The farm and lavender gardens provide fresh produce to the kitchen year-round by utilizing season extenders such as a greenhouse, hoop houses and the use of row cover cloth.
Wes Brittenham, Director of Horticulture, will be the tour guide for this field trip. Wes is an Albuquerque native with over four decades of horticultural experience, including plant nurseries and flower shops, residential and large commercial landscape design, installation and maintenance.
This field trip is limited to 15 people for each of two tours (10-11:30 am and 12-1:30 pm).
If you get lost, please call Nancy Smith, 505-500-7554.