Garden Hours:

Upper gardens open daily 10am to 5pm by donation
Lower gardens open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-5pm
The house is open by appointment – please call 530-478-7587


What’s New At Crystal Hermitage Gardens

The 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

Garden update: Mon. Feb. 2nd

Call 530/478-7587 for garden updates!

Springtime at Ananda

Our green team has been busy clearing beds and tulip bulb planting is underway! This year they will plant 16,000 tulip bulbs as well as a variety of complementary spring flowers and shrubs for Springtime at Ananda. And, as always, we will have a host of new colors and varieties of tulips. Every year is a wonderful surprise of what’s new in the garden. Our regular hours of operation: the upper gardens are open daily 10am to 5pm by donation; the lower gardens are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 5pm.

A way you can contribute to the beauty and maintenance of the gardens is by clicking the Donate Now button! Please support our gardens!

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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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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