Contact: Mai Lee, Marketing Manager


19,000 Tulips in Bloom at Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda Village

Nevada City, Calif. — Enjoy the spectacular display of colorful tulips in bloom at Springtime at Ananda at the Crystal Hermitage throughout the month of April.

The public is again invited to tour lush gardens featuring some 100 varieties of pink, purple, orange and yellow tulips. Visitors can follow beautiful paths that meander through pools, waterfalls, statuary and a chapel inspired by the Little Church of St. Francis of Assisi. The gardens feature awe-inspiring views of the Tahoe National Forest and the Yuba River Canyon. 

“What makes these gardens a must see is its terraced garden beds. You will not find a hillside garden filled with tulips like this anywhere else in the country. Our garden designer meticulously plans the color and pattern to optimize the viewing experience throughout April.  Each time you visit it will look different.” says Mai Lee, Marketing Manager. 

The Crystal Hermitage is part of Ananda Village, an intentional community founded more than 50 years ago. The more than 200 residents are devotees of Paramhansa Yogananda, who was a leading teacher of yoga in the West and the author of the influential spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi.

The tulip garden will be open seven days a week in April, 10am-5pm., including on Easter Weekend, April 8-9.  Dinner and lunch options, and meditation instruction will be available.

Tickets are $10 -$25 and must be purchased in advance from For more information, call 530-478-7574.



  1. Dearest Mai- Thank you so much for taking such great care of the inquiries of guests about our beautiful tulip gardens that are just beginning to flourish now because of the cold weather and rain. Yesterday looked so inspiring and vibrant outside at the picnic tables where people were so happy to be at our community. You are always so helpful and caring. I am looking forward to seeing the gardens myself. Aum Guru, Prakriti

  2. With the snow and now all the rain, and more rain coming, do you think the tulips will be up by Easter Sunday? And will you be open Easter Sunday? only time I can bring my daughter-in-law.
    Thank you for your help

  3. With all the snow we have had, are the tulips feeling pressed down or poking through?
    What is your opening date please. Thanks.

    1. Tulips are poking through. Check out the tulip watch.

  4. Hello,

    I would like to plan a group visit of about 10 for April 1st. Will you be open then, and will the tulips be in bloom? I would like to provide links to the individuals to sign up for the lunch and tour option or just the tour option in advance. Please advise me how I can best organize this visit.

    Thank you so much,
    Heather Miles

    1. Hi Heather, tickets will be available to purchase tomorrow morning. They will have lunch options.

    2. Hi Heather,
      With the cold weather we believe the tulips won’t be in bloom for April 1st. Please try the second week of April?

      1. I switched my visit to 4/22. Is there a link to purchase tickets? If so, please provide or instructions on how to purchase.

        Thank you so much!

  5. Please inform us via newsletter etc of the dates we can make reservations.

    1. Hi Janet,

      We have a soft launch for ticket sales tomorrow morning. Please try buying tomorrow afternoon.

  6. Like to know when is the best times or days to go up to see all the beautiful flowers? ⚘️

    1. We recommend you visit second week of April. Although, if we keep getting cold weather it might get delayed?

  7. My family and I have been waiting the whole year for this April! Any ideas when tickets will be available?
    Thank you

  8. Hi,

    We signed up for a personal retreat on April 1-3, 2023 and want to visit the crystal hermitage garden. Can we go there on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning? Do we need a ticket for our visit.

    Thank you.

    1. Sandy,

      If you signed up for the personal retreat. The Expanding Light will coordinate your tickets. Check with the reservation desk.

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