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Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen

(4.2/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • For 2 people to walk through a nice park was $24. No AAA discount available. We thought that this is just too much. Water fountains, port a potty & gift shop available.  more »
  • What a find. We never knew this place existed until this year, but now that we know we will be back. Beautiful plantings and as much information and detail as you could want. What a beautiful place. E...  more »
  • We went there on a Monday at 12 noon. The website said it would be open. The sign at the entrance said we had to register at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center had a sign that said OPEN. But the d...  more »
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  • THIS PLACE IS Absolutely AMAZING !!!! So quiet and peacefull the beauty is insane ..could spend a lot more day here :)
  • Good place for a lonely hike, meditation, or like I did, go with my family. I don't know exactly, but I estimate that the hike all the way around took less than 2 miles.
  • It had a lot of interesting specimens. Most of the plants here are from the Orient.
  • We definitely had a great time here, even in the Summer when much isn't in bloom. This massive property is gorgeous with lots of trees from China, Japan and other areas of Asia. It's not a small garden, either. There is a map and the property has about 2 miles of garden trails. You'll also see a few sculptures, two beautiful and scenic lakes, and other lovely sites. and even might catch a glimpse of the large family of wild turkeys roaming the property. The gift shop is nice and quaint. There are also picnic tables to eat (bring your own food). We saw a family have a tablecloth, chips, wine and sandwiches which triumphed our fancy Subway. So you could go either way with that. I recommend going in the Spring. Although there are plants that bloom at different times of the year, July probably isn't the best month to make the trip here. It's not a free park. The terrain is fairly simple. Most people can walk it There are a few steep parts, but you can avoid them if needed. The summary of tips: Wear sunblock and bug spray, bring water, bring a picnic, visit in the Spring for your first trip. Wear shoes that can get dirty. Look for a deal on Yipit.
  • beautiful and sprawling gardens. worth a trip if you're in wine country.