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Quarryhill Botanical Garden

12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9742
+1 707-996-3166
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wonderful botanical garden

The terrible fire storm missed this gem. This is an absolutely fantastic collection of all sorts of... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Mimi F
,
Green Valley, Ca.
A Hidden Gem, Delightful, Fascinating

Despite visiting Sonoma often, I'd never heard of this small botanical garden delightfully spread... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Carl C
,
Portola Valley, California
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
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“asian plants” (18 reviews)
“prayer flags” (4 reviews)
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12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9742
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+1 707-996-3166
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"gift shop"
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"lily ponds"
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"bring water"
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"golf cart"
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"difficulty walking"
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"unique garden"
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"plants and flowers"
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"ground cover"
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"sonoma valley"
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"hidden gem"
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The terrible fire storm missed this gem. This is an absolutely fantastic collection of all sorts of Asian plants. Some of the flora I was familiar with & many I had never seen. For anyone that is a plant enthusiast this is a must.

Thank Mimi F
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Despite visiting Sonoma often, I'd never heard of this small botanical garden delightfully spread over a mountain side. Large enough to ramble in, small enough to enjoy in two hours. Quarryhill has had a long partnership with the world-famous Kew Gardens in London to research...More

Thank Carl C
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Bring your walking shoes and be prepared for some moderate uphill climbs. But, it is worth the trek. The gardens offer a huge variety of plants, flowers, and trees. When you get to the top where the prayer flags are located, you can can enjoy...More

Thank MellieFamily
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Not since visiting Dan Hinkley's gardens outside Kingston WA (subsequently acquired by Burpee and then the local S'Klallam tribe) have I seen such a wonderful collection of Asian plantings. This former quarry site is staffed with very knowledgeable docents who drive guests in carts to...More

Thank Barbara P
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Pros: great welcome centre/gift shop, lots of shaded picnic areas around gardens, great picnic area and wonderfully clean toilets near car park, beautiful plants, lovely pond and waterfall feature, nice wide paths, quiet and peaceful on our mid-week visit We drove in from Windsor, about...More

1  Thank Laura F
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous garden. Very peaceful. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen, as the trails are rocky and it can get very hot in the sun.

Thank Liz E
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Quarry Hill which is a wonderful 25 acres of Asian trees, shrubs, plants, streams, ponds, and natural walking paths. We chose to go on the self-guided tour. Millicent, in the gift shop notice I had a disability and offered a golf cart...More

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were there 2 weeks ago, mid May. There was much in bloom, but I think in 2 more weeks it would have been fuller and more colorful. Stick to the worn pathways--yes there are rattlesnakes! We crossed behind one slithering right after we started...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

We visited this garden 2 days ago and found it very disappointing. With talk of all the Asian plants, I had visions of at least a section of manicured shrubs and flowers. Instead, everything looked over-grown and neglected even at the Lilly pond. The whole...More

Thank AtlantaTripper
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Quarryhill offers a unique opportunity to view Asian plants in a natural park-like setting. Many are endangered in their native habitat. The,self-guided tour lets you design your own route through the garden on well maintained gravel paths. Carts are available for those who have difficulty...More

Thank Scott M
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