Georgia O’Keeffe loved gardening and with ample fresh water funneled from the neighbouring Chama river, the garden in her Abiquiú house provided fruits and vegetables. The garden today is still productive with an abundant yield of herbs, beans, corn, eggplant, kale, tomatoes, squash; apples, apricots, peaches, and pears.
One of the greatest and recognizable artists of American modernism in the 20th-century, Georgia O’Keeffe painted and championed both landscapes and indigenous culture in New Mexico. In 1949, she moved from New York City to Abiquiú, New Mexico, where she would live until her death in 1986.
An easy drive 60 miles (97 km) northeast from Santa Fe, we wanted to see “Georgia O’Keeffe country” where she was in her element, secure and at peace. The O’Keeffe home and studio in Abiquiú is one of the most important artistic sites in the southwest U.S., and is listed on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark. Owned and operated by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the O’Keeffe house is accessible only by guided tour with advance reservations.
Abiquiú, NM, 🇺🇸 - 10 Oct 2018 (HL, x70 img tags 9077, 9078).