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Quarryhill Botanical Garden

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Address: 12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9742
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+1 707-996-3166

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not the best time to visit in the winter

We went in January, so most plants are dormant, so not much to see in terms of plants. They have decent hiking trails. They can provide a golf cart ride to and from the arbor for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jerry S
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went in January, so most plants are dormant, so not much to see in terms of plants. They have decent hiking trails. They can provide a golf cart ride to and from the arbor for people who have difficulty walking uphill. The rest of the trail is not too steep and fairly level. We will be back at another... More 

Thank Jerry S
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon experiencing easy walking and observing all the unusual trees and plants from Asia. Very nice gift shop.

Thank geminidancing1849
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We drove to the Quarryhill Botanical Garden from Healdsburg. This is a bit of a drive as it is a some distance from Hwy 101. The gift shop was fairly interesting with some unusual things we found for Christmas presents. The gardens themselves left something to be desired. You walk from the gift shop/parking lot up a hill into the... More 

Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

we visited in mid November. Very few blooming but plenty of shrubs & trees with beautiful berries in incredible colors! we took the docent tour in a golf cart ( worth the extra few dollars) to see the whole garden and get the history and to be able to ask questions about the plants. Very knowledgeable docent, so enthusiastic! I... More 

Thank Carolie A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

In October, when we visited, crews were harvesting red grapes from the vineyards on both side of the Garden parking lot. The new bathrooms nearby are new and very clean. Fees are only $10 with children free and seniors free every Tuesday. The Self-Guided Tour Map is very good and highlights exceptional endangered Asian species along the paths. Many paths... More 

Thank William L
Norfolk England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a well-labelled plantsman's garden, although somewhat past its best at the end of summer. Would be best seen earlier in the year - probably May or June rather than Sept when we visited. What it lacks in design it more than makes up for in variety of species assembled by a great plant collector.

Thank NG54
Windham, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the Gardens, but the drought and the time of year made the floral display somewhat limited. We just love being outdoors, though, so it was still a pleasant walk through the hills and we loved seeing all of the trees and a few lizard friends as well. :)

Thank RDC72
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

A very easy to get to Botanical Garden. Not much in bloom in July, Still plenty to see. Offers a very interesting hiking trail. Tuesdays are free days for seniors.

Thank Harvey C
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Quarryhill is a research botanical garden with one of the largest collections of temperate Asian plants in North America. The plants are from China, Japan, India and other Asian nations. It is located in Glen Ellen in the Sonoma Valley, California. We saw lotus flowers in ponds, waterfalls, running creeks, lillies, large magnolia leaves. We would recommend giving yourself about... More 

Thank docevida_5
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Not super easy access to much of this garden but it is so worthwhile seeing if you put a bit of energy into it. Beautiful trees and flora and a splendid place to roam.

Thank diana95426

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