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“Looked Ghastly”
Review of Spirit Garden

Spirit Garden
Ranked #21 of 35 things to do in Big Sur
Attraction details
California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Looked Ghastly”
Reviewed 22 February 2013

The Spirit Garden was closed when we were getting ripped off at the Bakery. The cactus and plant area was a nice (very short) walk. You could see the Spirit Garden from the garden area and it looked like some kind of hippie dream come true. Some homemade stages painted with vibrant colors and some other colorful statues. There was a cool ring made of tree branches. The gratuitous Tibetan prayer flags were there. Some kind of Scarborough Faire meets the Grateful Dead kind of thing. It looked really lame.

Visited February 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
California
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fun and funky”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Was very happy to find this place, an interesting garden to walk around and enjoy. :)

Definitely worth the stop.

Visited October 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Seattle,
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The ultimate New Age setting”
Reviewed 7 September 2012

We were told that a famous Brazilian drummer was performing at 7:30. We were ready for an adventure and we certainly had one. Admission was $20 and we felt like we were on a film set created in the late 60's. Lots of spiritual tokens from other lands, flags, huge primary colored jungle murals and a bon fire in a contained location. Unforgettable.

Visited September 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Davis, ca
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lots of rules and lots of stuff to buy”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

A kind of cramped garden with signs everywhere saying "do not enter" and do not climb. There are some nice plants (but the emphasis is things like drums and artsy statues and a few stages that could be used at some times plus a shop where you can buy fancy paintings and jewelry and a bakery with fabulous smelling coffee but you don't get to taste it because the staff is VERY VERY SLOW.) So if you're hoping to chill out etc, we anyway felt a bit harassed. On the plus side there weren't any "no dogs" signs.

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Awaken your inner Artist”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

This free garden is a sanctuary for artists to come and work. It was created by the son of the gallery owner, and she says he works around the world building 'tree nests' for people. Beautiful, peaceful. And the art inside the gallery is lovely.

Visited July 2012
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