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Quarryhill Botanical Garden

12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9742
+1 707-996-3166
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A surprise find

This garden specializes in asian plants and trees. It was built more or less on the side of a hill... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
PrinceConsort
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New York City, New York
Quarryhill Botanical Garden - Not my favorite place.

I did not have a great experience at the Quarryhill Botanical Garden. While we were there, there... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Don_Hobbs
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Sunnyvale, California
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“asian plants” (19 reviews)
“prayer flags” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9742
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+1 707-996-3166
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"asian plants"
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"prayer flags"
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"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 6 reviews
"trees and plants"
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"lily ponds"
in 3 reviews
"golf cart"
in 6 reviews
"bring water"
in 3 reviews
"difficulty walking"
in 2 reviews
"unique garden"
in 2 reviews
"sonoma valley"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
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"two hours"
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"picnic tables"
in 2 reviews
"bloom"
in 10 reviews
"gravel"
in 8 reviews
"paths"
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This garden specializes in asian plants and trees. It was built more or less on the side of a hill on the site of an old quarry, and is right next to vineyards. A very pleasant place for a stroll, even if you aren't a...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I did not have a great experience at the Quarryhill Botanical Garden. While we were there, there was a bus load of people who arrived and were escorted around the gardens in a couple of electric carts. The tour guide was so loud talking about...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We came here to see large examples of the Acer pentapyllum maple that is nearly extinct or even completely eradicated in Szechuan China by the long history of inadequate protection by the government, and the horrible poverty of the poor rural Chinese who live near...More

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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.

1  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

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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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