Garden update: Sun. April 23rd

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Springtime at Ananda

Springtime at Ananda is in full swing and the gardens are a magical delight – the peony tulips are in full bloom along with over 90 other varieties of tulips in a variety of shapes and colors! They are a blaze of color set against the backdrop of the Tahoe National Forest and the Yuba River Canyon. The giant tree peonies, azaleas, rhododendrons and wisteria are starting to pop. Every day brings a new surprise and this year, the gardens should be spectacular well into May. The rain brings a different magic to the gardens – always beautiful! Come on out – we love sharing the garden, rain or shine. Click the facebook button to see hundreds of outstanding photos.

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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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Road Construction: Currently Highway 49 through the Yuba River Canyon is under construction. There may be slight delays.

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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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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