The 2017 Corrales Garden Tour

Thinking about a weekend getaway? Corrales is a great place anytime, but especially the weekend of June 3 & 4, 2017! Make reservations now to stay at one of our charming B&Bs so that you can experience all that Corrales has to offer: 8th Annual Corrales Garden Tour, Sunday’s Growers Market, Corrales Wine Loop and the Corrales Library outstanding book sale. Relax in our restaurants with outdoor patios! For outdoor enthusiasts, there are miles of walking trails along the acequias and bird watching along the Bosque.


On June 4 explore at your own pace six unique Southwest inspired gardens:

See how homeowners transformed their properties that were raw—thorny bushes, weeds, goat heads, patchy grass, and hoses for a watering system—to create their desert oasis. The transformed gardens include color, texture, seasonal variation, and places for metal art.

Enjoy a mature garden initially landscaped in the ’90s by renowned southwest landscape architect, Judith Phillips.  Judith’s style, with native plants, including some unusual species, and unique design—no straight lines, multiple vignettes with private seating areas, multi-terraced hardscape—makes the landscape intriguing.

Does Historic plant preservation interest you?  A unique garden on the Tour this year is dedicated to propagating and preserving heirloom varieties of trees and plants. Grounds closest to the house are intensely cultivated, where the walled courtyard provides protected microclimates.

Love beautiful gardens and animals? See how a former orchard and a tree farm were both reconfigured into lovely gardens designed to welcome guests, for entertaining and to accommodate their animals, protect native wildlife, attract birds and preserve their views

As a new feature of the tour, many Corrales businesses are offering specials, discounts, and raffles when you show your Garden Tour ticket. If you purchase your tickets (at a discount) in advance, these specials will be available to you not only on Sunday, the day of the Tour, but also on Saturday June 3.

Plein Air Artists will be in the gardens during the Corrales Garden Tour on Sunday, June 4 from 9am-4pm capturing different aspects of the garden. Some will be painting an entire landscape while other may focus on an individual flower or garden feature. Plein Air (painted on location) works will be done with different media including oils, acrylics and pastels. Excellent painters including Dee Sanchez, Pietro Pallandini and Barbara Clark are painting in the Gardens. The Garden Tour Committee extends a special thanks to all the participating artists.

The artists captivating works painted in the gardens during the Garden Tour will be on sale at the “Wet Painting Sale” from 12—6pm on June 4. Stop by the tent in front of the Mercado de Maya to enjoy lemonade and purchase your favorite painting.

Can’t stop Sunday? Corrales Fine Arts is located at 4685 Corrales Rd in the Mercado de Maya where “All About the Garden” and “All about Corrales” is the theme you will see throughout the gallery all month.  In addition to the paintings, whimsical tile trays, patio tables, wall hangings, and garden critters will be exhibited for sale.

Purchase your tickets in advance for only $12, on the day of the tour they are $15. Advance tickets are available online on our home page, click on “buy tickets.” They are also at the Village Mercantile, Frontier Mart, both Jericho Nurseries and Plants of the Southwest. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at tents on Corrales Road. Funds raised from the Tour will be used for a landscaping project in the Village.

For more information, contact MainStreet at 505-350-3955 or



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