May 13 , 2020 One Last Walk thru the Garden

We take one last look in spring 2020 of the Crystal Hermitage Gardens, set to Finding Happiness movie music

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

May 8 , 2020 Garden Scenes slideshow

Peaceful and magical scenes around the Crystal Hermitage Garden as seen by our favorite photographer, @anandalady. Set to instrumental “I Give you My Soul Call” and “I Am the Sky Mother” by www.Panduranga.net

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

May 7 , 2020 Flowers in the Garden

Amazing and beautiful slideshow of flowers in the Crystal Hermitage Gardens from our favorite Ananda Photog, paparazzi, @anandalady. Made into a slideshow set to music by Panduranga Heater.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

May 5 , 2020 A Tulip Portrait Slideshow

These tulips have been photographed this year, 2020 by our favorite Ananda Village paparazzi, @anandalady. Made into a slideshow set to music by Panduranga Heater.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

May 4 , 2020 A Meditation in the Garden

Narani, a teacher at Living Wisdom School at Ananda Village, leads a meditation for children in the Crystal Hermitage Gardens. This was filmed by @anandalady who is her best friend since childhood.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

May 1 , 2020 The Parrot Tulip Bloom

we walk the lower gardens today during peak season

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

April 30, 2020 Play the Camera game

Watch the video then play the camera game in your home garden **Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

April 29, 2020 Walking the lower gardens

we walk the lower gardens today during peak season

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

April 28, 2020 tending to the gardens

The gardeners are out tending and pruning the tulips

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

April 27, 2020 walking the upper gardens

today we walk the upper gardens today. set to music.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

April 25, 2020 Inside view of the gardens

we go inside the Crystal Hermitage house to see what the gardens look like thru the windows and from the back deck.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

April 24, 2020 Planting Forget-Me-Nots

This video shows how we plant these little flowers which enhance and compliment the tulips and other flowers in the garden.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

April 22, 2020 @anandalady interview part 2

we interview Barbara, aka @anandalady who posts all the amazing photos of the tulips here at Crystal Hermitage Gardens. She talks about her photography and we see a few of those photos.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

April 18, 2020 @anandalady interview part 1

We visit with @anandalady about a donation made to the garden.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

Meditation under the Kwanzen Cherry tree, April 17, 2020

Meditation under the Kwanzen Cherry tree with longtime Crystal Hermitage Gardner, Greg (Sundara ) Traymar. A bit longer than usual however we hope you find it useful.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

Tulip watch, April 16, 2020

Today we visit the back garden and see a couple unusual tulips and the Kwanzen Cherry tree in full bloom.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

Tulip watch, April 14, 2020

We stroll thru the gardens with tulips which are about 40% open so far and more every day.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

Easter Bunny Visits, April 11, 2020

The Easter Bunny visited the Crystal Hermitage gardens yesterday. He hide eggs, practiced social distancing, wore gloves and mask and taught the gardeners the SECRET BUNNY HANDSHAKE.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

Good Day Sacramento! This is the time of year where people flock to Nevada City to visit the famous Crystal Hermitage! But with the current shutdown, folks are not getting the chance to see the beautiful tulips that have bloomed at the gardens. Well today, we will do a virtual tour and chat with the owner about this year’s mega blooms.

***Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**


Good Friday, April 10, 2020

The sun is out, the tulips love the sun. Today we see a tulip new to the garden called “Fostery King”, we see Peony Tulips, we see lilac tree and fountains. Also we hear the thunder of frogs who are always there but rarely come out when humans are present. No frogs were harmed in the filming of this video.

***Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**


April 6, 2020

We stroll down the garden pathway to see what is happening. We watch a timelapse video of a hail storm.

***Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**


April 3, 2020

Sunny days and we interview Greg Traymar, longtime gardner and Flavia who helps out 2 days per week who talks about her experience with cherry tree. Plus we see a couple unusual flowers blooming in the garden now.

***Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**


April 1, 2020

We visit the Crystal Hermitage garden today.We look at some of the other non-tulip plants today in the garden.

***Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**


March 30, 2020

We visit the Crystal Hermitage garden today. We see the flowering crab apple tree in upper garden, visit with Nancy Mair, chief landscaper, and see the full bloom of the Mt Fuji Cherry tree in the back garden. * **Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**


March 26, 2020

Barb and Kent go over to check out the tulips. no viruses were harmed in the process.

March 20, 2020

Snow was still on the ground at Crystal Hermitage. There were tulips that weathered the weather! One was flat on the ground, but still blooming. Plus we had an evening rainbow during a short pounding rain. The pink cherry trees are swelling, the white cherry tree is beginning to bloom.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**

March 20, 2020

Snow was still on the ground at Crystal Hermitage. There were tulips that weathered the weather! One was flat on the ground, but still blooming. Plus we had an evening rainbow during a short pounding rain. The pink cherry trees are swelling, the white cherry tree is beginning to bloom.

**Ananda Village and the tulip gardens are closed in response to COVID-19**


March 16, 2020

Winterland with tulips. Explore the gardens with us. We know many of you are socially isolating we are hoping to bring you more videos to get you through the day. Stay warm and healthy.


March 15, 2020

Trekking through the snow for a photography session with the tulips.

There are dozens of budding tulips in the garden and a few flowers in bloom scattered throughout the gardens.  The cold will most likely delay flowers from blooming.


March 14, 2020

It is cold wet and raining in the gardens (37 Fahrenheit) and the tulips love it. They thrive in this type of weather. We are seeing budding tulips pop with color scattered throughout the garden. The white blossom Mt. Fuji next to the pink Kwanzan cherry trees is starting to flower. We will share pictures on Monday after the rains.

Overall the garden is slowly turning green with about a 50 blooming tulips and two hundred buds.


March 10, 2020

75 degrees in the garden. Not a lot of change so far. A few tulips are blooming in the sunny beds down by the house. Others are budding throughout the gardens in the upper gardens by the colonnade. So far no leaves on the trees.


March 3, 2020
Here is the first tulip watch video of the season! It took a bit to get up and going on editting videos. As predicted there are tulips budding in the garden and may bloom anyday! This warm weather may give us tulips by the last week of March.

Flavia Polo & Greg Traymar will be joining the video team to give timely live facebook videos from the gardens. Sorry there’s still so much to do to get the gardens ready for your visit. We can’t wait to see you, though!


March 1, 2020
Many of you have been asking about flowers blooming in the garden. Here are pictures from yesterday (Feb 29, 2020). No tulips yet. Athough, very small batch in a sunny spot is already budding watch the tulip watch video tomorrow for the details.
We have not received rain for a month so last night’s rain is going to help the 5,000 bedding flowers (pansies & forget me nots). There is a cold front coming next week. The tulips are going to love it.


February 27, 2020

🔥 🔥 Questions🔥🔥

1. When will there be tulips?

Since it has been a mild winter. We suspect last week of March. 🌷 will make their first appearance. In all seriousness only Mother Nature knows. You can follow our Facebook garden videos to give you a general idea day by day.

Right now. The gardens are still in winter season and we are still planting tulips.

2. When is the best time to visit?
Typically mid April. Sign-up for our newsletter or check back here we will share videos and pictures daily.

3. Where are you located?
90 mins from Sacramento. 1 hour from Auburn. 20 mins from Nevada City in a place called Anandavillage


January 17, 2020

While you were busy enjoying Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our green team was planting 🌷. Yesterday it snowed. The garden is covered in 2 inches of snow. This type of weather is what makes the tulips bloom.