2018 Garden and Home Tour Venues
Venue #1 Art Alive at The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House
We are thrilled to feature one of our Taos historic jewels, The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House. The museum is housed at the studio and home of renowned Russian artist Nicolai Fechin. The two-level adobe building is a masterpiece blending of Russian, Native American, and Spanish motifs, with a permanent collection by the Taos Society of Artists. With the help of a Garden Club civic grant, the gardens have been newly refurbished, adding a water feature. We are thrilled to bring the ART ALIVE floral design show to the Fechin House for the Tour. Over 12 local floral design artists will create live floral arrangements, each inspired by a painting from the permanent collection.
Order a gourmet box lunch from the museum and enjoy it in the beautiful gardens or take it with you to enjoy between gardens. Click here for more information.
Venue #2 Dahlia Delight
Built originally in the 1940s from railroad ties covered in adobe, and twice remodeled, this comfortable family home exudes Taos country style. The home is wrapped in portals, and the mature, tree-shaded gardens are cooling and inviting. All the unique gardens surrounding the property have been blended for various purposes. Wander the winding pathways that feature water-wise perennial gardens, a cut flower garden, an herb spiral, a human-size outdoor checkerboard, and extensive Dahlia gardens sure to dazzle you with their enormous, colorful blossoms. Multitudes of garden art, vine covered arches, and espaliered apple trees along the fence will keep you delighted.
Venue #3 Charming OLD Taos Adobe
This rural Taos-centric property has old bones indeed. The original one-room adobe, built 200 years ago, was home to a family of 9. Over the years, rooms were added and owners changed. Most recently, the home was purchased by Garden Club friend, Melissa Serfling, who has lovingly restored it inside and out in her renowned Funky-Taos style, using found objects, southwest tiles, antiques, and a selection of local artwork to brighten the walls. Original features were preserved, such as the 46 viga ceiling and uniquely carved wooden doors. The walled garden celebrates xeric plantings, eclectic garden art, potted seasonal florals, and an acequia running through the property. See what imagination and sweat equity can do for a home.
Venue #4 Art and Garden Serenity
This couple’s gracious contemporary house, thoughtfully remodeled in recent years, has been a labor of love to create their “Forever” home in Taos. Collaborating with local craftsmen, designers and landscapers, and using their own creative spirit, the results are impressive. Both interior and exterior living spaces blend their art collections from well-known artists, global travels, and their own notable family artwork. Distinctly designed walled courtyards and gardens surround the property with a wide variety of blooming perennial plants and trees, which all thrive in Taos. Their western view features a Provence-inspired lavender field, set off by rose bushes. Multiple water features placed throughout create a truly serene setting.