Garden update: Tue. June 16

The Gardens Are Beautiful!
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IMG_4803Even though Springtime at Ananda is over, a visit to the gardens is always joyful. The fragrant star jasmine, the pinks of a few rhododendron and peonies remain through the transition to the summer gardens. The California state flower – the poppy – is a wonderful complement to the summer roses, impatiens, geraniums and day lilies.

IMG_4787While every visit to the garden may be different, it is always wonderfully peaceful, uplifting and beautiful. The upper gardens are open daily 9am – 5pm and the lower gardens are open 9am – 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

“I joined a group for the drive to the garden and, although I’ve visited many gardens around the world, I’ve never seen anything remotely like it.”  This quote is from a garden blogger who visited last year during Springtime at Ananda. To read more, visit

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The Crystal Hermitage Gardens are maintained primarily through volunteers and donations. If you're inspired by what we're doing please get involved.


Check out pictures from the Hermitage throughout the seasons. View Photos

small-tulipsAbout Crystal Hermitage

Strolling down the meandering trail from the parking area to the swinging wooden gate of Crystal Hermitage is the first meeting of color, the melodies of nature.  Entering the courtyard creates the initial impression – the resonant sound of the musical wind chimes; the beauty and grace of the statues of saints and masters of the world; the first feeling of tranquility, peace and upliftment.

Across the courtyard is the top of the grand staircase down into the gardens – the presentation of an unfolding scene so powerfully breathtaking, the challenge is in taking the next step beyond that point of spectacular beauty.

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