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Quarryhill Botanical Garden
A fire swept through the Mayacamas Mountains foothills in 1964, creating an environment ripe for the knobcone pines that quickly repopulated the land. Four years later, Jane Davenport Jansen purchased more than 40 acres of the nascent thicket, taming it with vineyards planted on the open valley floor. In 1987, she began cultivating a garden along the rocky, steep hillsides, which were pocked with the remains of abandoned rock quarries. Heavy rains and natural infiltration of waters created a group of ponds, creating a serene natural environment that Jansen soon planted with seedlings, flowers, and plants from seeds collected on more than 25 annual Asian expeditions. Until she passed away in 2000, Jansen funded the growth and cultivation of the 25-acre garden, which is now one of the largest collections of scientifically documented, wild-source Asian plants on the continent. Visitors can view the rare plants and vast selection of Asian greenery blossoming from the Glen Ellen countryside as they meander through the gardens during self-led tours.
A lovely garden, amazingly maintained with lots of trails to explore. A local gem.David R., 4/6/12
Beautiful! Hidden Gem! Easy hiking trails and amazing lush tropical vegetation from various area around the Asian continent.Tim P., 7/16/12
91% of 247 customers recommend
“Pack a small backpack picnic. When you've reached the higher elevation you'll want to hang out and take in the view.”
“The right time of season is key! We went at the end of January and everything was dead. Just a few plant and trees were bloomed. Very nice walk tho and I can imagine...”
“The right time of season is key! We went at the end of January and everything was dead. Just a few plant and trees were bloomed. Very nice walk tho and I can imagine it's wonderful during the right season ”
“It was beautiful, even in the winter. I will definitely go back in the spring, summer and fall--very unique! ”
12841 Sonoma Hwy
Glen Ellen, California 95442