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Rio Grande Heritage Farm

Heritage Farm, Botanic Garden, Sheep

The Heritage Farm is currently closed for construction of a major update


Located just northeast of the conservatories, you'll find a large kitchen garden, crops in the field, an orchard, vineyard and berry bushes surrounding an adobe farmhouse. Rug making, quilting and other demonstrations take place in the farmhouse and a cider press in the wooden barn turns much of the fall apple harvest into vinegar and cider. The farm houses a American paint horse, a milking shorthorn steer, Alpine goats, Navajo-Churro sheep,  Dominique chickens. During the winter months, early morning visitors might catch a glimpse of sandhill cranes feeding in the fields.

Programs for this year-round working farm include interpretive presentations, hands-on demonstrations and farm activities.

Entry to the Rio Grande Heritage Farm is included with regular Botanic Garden / Aquarium admission.