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Quarryhill Botanical Garden

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Address: 12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9742
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We drove almost 2 hrs just to see this hidden gem in sonoma valley and it's worth it because it's still beautiful even without the blooms! Can't wait to come back in spring!:)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
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Orange County, Ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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. Even if you just want to admire the beauty this is a great place for a self guided tour. There are some hills... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 doors were locked, the lights were off, and no one was there. So we left. Conclusion: We had traveled... More 

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We drove almost 2 hrs just to see this hidden gem in sonoma valley and it's worth it because it's still beautiful even without the blooms! Can't wait to come back in spring!:)

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San Jose, California
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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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 

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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.

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