The Gardens are now open daily 10am – 5pm!

Springtime at Ananda 2015
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Springtime at Ananda is here!  With the early spring, we have added another weekend to this five star rated event – this weekend, March 28-29. Event weekends are still scheduled for the first three weekends in April but both upper and lower gardens are now open. This year will be the most spectacular in Crystal Hermitage history with over 15,000 imported Dutch tulips ablaze with every color in nature. For information call 530/478-7574 or click here. To print directions, please click the Contact Us link.

Tulips and Treats: A Private Tour of Crystal Hermitage Gardens

You Are Invited!

to this very special celebration of spring. As a way of saying “Thank You” for your donation of $25 or more, Crystal Hermitage Gardens and the Sierra Family Medical Clinic are partnering to present this wonderful event featuring special treats, beautiful music, private tours of the gardens and the opportunity to visit with Kerry and Nancy Mair, our lead gardener and award-winning landscape designer.

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Thursday April 9th, 4:30 – 6pm.
Call today to RSVP – 530/478-7587





Garden update: Sat. Mar 28

The Tulips Are Here!
Call 530/478-7574 for more information!

The gardens are brilliant and we are so excited that the spring tulip garden extravaganza is here!  A rainbow of tulips is already flooding the gardens and we expect peak blooming to be in about a week or so. As our staff and volunteer gardeners have planted over 15,000 tulips for this year’s spring garden, the tulips are shooting through the blanket of winter pansies.

The cherry trees are beautiful, the lavendar of the wisteria overlays the myriad of color from tulips and many other spring blossoms. Even the peonies are starting to bloom along with azaleas, dogwoods, lilacs, just to name a few.

While every visit to the garden may be different, it is always peaceful, uplifting and beautiful. Currently, the upper gardens are open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.

“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

For more photos of previous years, click on the Facebook button to visit the Crystal Hermitage Gardens page.

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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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