Visit for Two or Four to the Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Sonoma (Half Off)

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In a Nutshell

Glen Ellen hillside gardens stretch for 25 acres, blossoming with a vast collection of Asian flowers, trees, and rare plants

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 6th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. May be used over multiple visits. Children under 18 are free. May deduct voucher amount from annual membership if you decide to join. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $10 for a single-day admission for two adults (a $20 value)
  • $20 for a single-day admission for four adults (a $40 value)<p>

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 her death 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 or docent-led tours.

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.


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Reviews

Beautiful! Hidden Gem! Easy hiking trails and amazing lush tropical vegetation from various area around the Asian continent.

Tim P., Yelp, 7/16/12

A lovely garden, amazingly maintained with lots of trails to explore. A local gem.

David R., Yelp, 4/6/12

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91% of 230 customers

  • “It was beautiful. I think my only top would be next time to wear more of a walking shoe ;)”

  • “the place is wonderful, a treasure for sonoma county.”

  • “It's a great place with beautiful gardens & walkways. ”

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    Sonoma

    12841 Hwy. 12

    Suite 12

    Glen Ellen, California 95442

    707-996-3166

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