Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Live View of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Garden

Georgia O’Keeffe purchased her house in Abiquiú in 1945, attracted in part by its large garden served by the local irrigation system known as an acequia. She hired Maria Chabot to manage the restoration and rebuilding of the property, undertaken from 1946 to 1949, while O’Keeffe was in New York settling her husband Alfred Stieglitz’s estate. Chabot had overseen daily affairs at O’Keeffe’s house at Ghost Ranch and understood the artist’s ambitions for the home and garden in Abiquiú. To this end, she created the plan for the adobe house and surrounding landscape. The garden at her Abiquiú home remains much as it was during her lifetime.

This live feed is being captured by a video camera installed on the roof of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home in Abiquiú, documenting the changes in the garden. Staff and interns, who live in Abiquiú and surrounding communities, work the land every summer and distribute the fruits and vegetables locally and to nearby food banks. The project to restore the garden is sponsored by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Santa Fe Botanical GardenEspañola Valley High School, and Mesa Vista High School in Ojo Caliente.