Springtime at Ananda 2015

April is just around the corner and so is our annual tulip event, Springtime at Ananda.  This five star rated event is scheduled for the first three weekends in April and will be the most spectacular in Crystal Hermitage history with over 15,000 imported Dutch tulips ablaze with every color in nature. For more information click here.


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Springtime at Ananda planting is underway!

The upper gardens are open daily 9 a.m to dusk, admission by donation. As our staff and volunteer gardeners are busy planting over 15,000 tulips for this year’s spring garden, the bulbs are covered with a blanket of winter pansies creating a cool winter rainbow of color. While every visit to the garden may be different, it is always peaceful, uplifting and beautiful.

IMG_4666IMG_4667“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 recently visited during Springtime at Ananda. To read more, visit http://www.travelgumbo.com/blog/gallery-springtime-at-ananda.

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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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