IMG_4757The Gardens are still open daily 10am – 5pm!

Springtime at Ananda
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IMG_4788Springtime at Ananda, a five star rated event, is almost over!  An early spring this year lead to opening our gardens a weekend early. Event weekends have passed but both upper and lower gardens are still open daily. This year has been 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.

Garden update: Wed. April 22

The Gardens Are Beautiful!
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Even though Springtime at Ananda is winding down, there are still hundreds and hundreds and many varieties of colorful and unique tulips to be seen. Our staff and volunteer gardeners planted over 15,000 tulip bulbs for this year’s spring garden, making it a wonderland of color.

The fragrant roses, pinks of rhododendron and azaleas, dogwood, irises, peonies and pansies still add a wonderful mix to the tulip filled terraces.

IMG_4787While every visit to the garden may be different, it is always peaceful, uplifting and beautiful. Currently, the 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 visited last year 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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