The gardens, set against the backdrop of the Tahoe National Forest and the Yuba River Canyon, are beautiful and inspiring year round. April visits for Springtime at Ananda are magical with thousands of vibrant tulips mixing with the complementary colors of cherry trees, wisteria, dogwood, azaleas, rhododendrons, peonies and pansies, just to name a few. The summer garden peaks in late July and August with terraces of lush dahlias, begonias, zinnias, and petunias. In the cooler fall season, dahlias, pansies and roses still bloom among the radiance of brilliant fall foliage. While every visit to the garden may be different, it is always wonderfully peaceful and uplifting. For updates on the garden, visit our page, our Facebook page, or call 530/478-7587.
The upper gardens are open by donation every day 9am to 5pm. The lower gardens are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5pm, and by appointment. All donations directly help maintain the gardens as a special place for visitors like you!
Beautiful terraced gardens, expansive vistas, and peace of mind await all those who visit Crystal Hermitage. Find solitude in the lovely Chapel which was inspired by the Porziuncola of Saint Francis, or in Shrine of the Masters, which houses relics of our gurus and other great saints of Self-realization. Shop in the Crystal Hermitage Gift Shop for friends or yourself. Stay overnight in our Guest House overlooking the Yuba River Canyon. — Or, simply enjoy some time in the gardens.
Garden Hours (other than during Springtime at Ananda – in April the Tulip Garden): The Upper Gardens are open daily, from 9am – 5pm. The Lower Gardens are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The Hermitage offers venues for weddings, receptions, workshops, and community events.
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