Garden update: Mon. March 27

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Springtime at Ananda

With non-drought conditions this year, the magic of spring is starting a little later,  and the tulips are just starting to bloom in the garden! Springtime at Ananda is around the corner, and by the time it comes, the gardens will be a delight! Currently, the yellows of the daffodils and forsythia are a beautiful contrast to the reds and pinks of camellias. The fragrance of the daphne surrounds our first glimpses of blooms on the flowering weeping cherry tree, blooming plums and the tulip magnolia. Everything is hinting at the spectacular event that is soon to come – tulips in a blaze of color, the Kwansan cherry tree, the towering wisteria, dogwood, crab apple tree and much more!

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Springtime at Ananda 2016.

While every visit to the garden may be different, it is always wonderfully peaceful, uplifting and beautiful.

“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 during Springtime at Ananda.

Springtime at Ananda 2014

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What’s New At Crystal Hermitage Gardens

jesusThe Crystal Hermitage Shrine of the Masters Boutique statues are now available 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 here for more information or visit

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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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