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Crystal Hermitage Gardens

The Crystal Hermitage Shrine of the Masters Boutique is now online! Our exclusive statue line of the Masters can now be ordered online and shipped directly to your door. The 8″ and 24″ statues are available in four different finishes. Click the Buy Statues link for more information.

Garden update: Wed. Nov. 11

Call 530/478-7587 for garden updates!

The roses in the lower garden are loving the cooler weather and the leaves are a mix of wonderful fall colors – yellow, red, orange! The great news is that the Crystal Hermitage Green Team workdays have begun! The time to start planting spring tulip bulbs is now, and we will have workdays throughout fall and winter. Let us know if you would like know when the Green Team days are scheduled.

Another way of contributing to the beauty and event that is Springtime at Ananda is by clicking the Donate Now button!

While 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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