May 22, 2023
May 19, 2023
May 18, 2023
The Crystal Hermitage Gardens are looking phenomenal, even as the tulips begin to wind down due to the continued heat. But stunning Azaleas, Camillias, Iris, Woodland Hyecynth, Snap Dragons, Tree peonies, peonies. The trees are looking glorious, and the views. So many people enjoying the chapel and the Moksha Mandir to visit and sit quietly. Purchase tickets everyday until Sunday, May 21, which will be our last day of the tulip season.
May 15, 2023
We are still OPEN until MAY 21. Tulip Watch CONTINUES…
May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Sunday, May 14: We have the biggest bunch of flowers to give to all the mom’s, but you can only take them home in your camera and in your heart. Thank you all Mother’s for blessing us with life! Thank you Mother Nature for nurturing us, much more than we know. the Crystal Hermitage Gardens are looking spectacular. Extended season until Sunday, May 21.
May 11, 2023
Interactive video: Turn the sound up and sit in our Crystal Hermitage Gardens in the early morning, quiet your mind by taking in the sights and sounds, transport yourself. Try to feel that you are here with us. REST. RECHARGE. REVITALIZE. CALM. RE-INSPIRE. ENERGIZE. BE. Just BE. Just allow yourself to be. Breathe and Be. Be. Here. Now. You are beautiful. Life can be beautiful. Let Nature heal you. Our gardens are a healing sanctuary. And a spiritual pilgrimage. Spirit and Nature dancing together!
May 8, 2023
Crystal Hermitage Gardens longer GARDEN TOUR and TULIP WATCH. Monday, May 8. A “Full of Joy” week ahead as we enter our last week of ticket sales. Come for Mother’s Day. It’s raining today – come and experience the adventure and healing of Nature. But it’s getting warmer and sunnier for the coming week!
May 7, 2023
ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS BEFORE THE PINK FLOWERING CHERRY BLOSSOM FINISH at Crystal Hermitage Gardens We don’t think they will make it to the weekend for Mother’s Day. However, the Tulips are in FULL BLOOM. And still more to blossom! Thousands of tulips for Mothers Day weekend. It is still a full and beautiful garden. It’s still very much happening for this week! Everyone comes for the tulips, however they are struck by the magnificent trees, the stunning bushes and shrubs, the thousands of other flowers, the ground cover, the profoundly inspiring chapel and Mandir, the pond and pool (no swimming) the wisteria, the uplifting fragrances, the songs from the birds, the croaks from the frogs, the mesmerizing sacred statues, the epic views, deep healing, uplifting wonder and much more! Come see us for this last week of the season! Book for Mother’s day.
May 5, 2023
The Crystal Hermitage Gardens are looking magnificent in the cooler weather. We had a busy morning today. Still a few hours to go. It’s a busy weekend ahead. Wear layers, water clothes, and rain wear too. It’s MAGNIFICENT! The cold and rainy weather will not hurt the tulips. It will prolong the flowers.
May 4, 2023
The gardens are beautiful. They will last until May 14. It has rained. It is cooler, but it is outrageously gorgeous. SPECTACULAR! Still very much worth a visit today and everyday! The garden is alive with color, sounds, scents, and vibrancy. In the Crystal Hermitage Gardens us gardeners just never tire of the growing, changing beauty and character of the garden. Come see us!
May 3, 2023
The carpet of pink cherry blossoms are beginning!!! Our beautiful Kwanzan Sekiyama pink cherry blossoms will certainly last into the weekend and next week. If we are lucky and the conditions are just right, it could last until Mother’s day…
April 30, 2023
Tulip Bouquets: Designed by gophers or ground squirrels. Mother Nature is always surprising us! This coming week – cooler weather and rain. The change in the temperatures will sustain the blooms. The cherry tree is almost done blooming however, the best part is about to happen. When the pink blossoms will fall to the grown and create a beautiful pink carpet pathway underneath the trees.
April 29, 2023
Saturday, April 29 Tulip Watch: The Crystal Hermitage Gardens are spectacular. It’s beautiful weather this weekend, but cooler next week, with possible rain. This will help the tulips last. Our last day of tulip season is Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14. Book your tickets and keep watching for updates.
April 27, 2023
The founder of Ananda Village, Swami Kriyananda had the vision that Crystal Hermitage Gardens would become a world class garden. Everybody that is visiting the over 10,000 tulips that are blooming right now (and thousands more to come) couldn’t agree more! World Class. Beauty. A stunning, hot, weekend ahead followed by a much cooler week should preserve the tulips longer, but everybody is enjoying the warmer weather.
April 26, 2023
8,000 – 10,000 tulips in bloom today (Wednesday, April 26). Everything is coming out with the warm weather and everyone’s appreciation and wonder. Crystal Hermitage Gardens responds to our love… Come and feel the love, come and show your love of Beauty. See you soon!
April 24, 2023
When you work in the Crystal Hermitage Gardens and you have a day off to recharge… all you want to do is be in these uplifting, rejuvenating, energizing, and peaceful gardens! No where else on earth you want to be! Come and join us ❤️✨🙏💐
April 23, 2023
If were waiting for the perfect time to visit. It’s time! The Kwanzan Sekiyama cherry trees are blooming. The trees have started to bloom. 70s and 80 degree weather will make everything pop. This week and through the weekend of April 28 and April 29th will be fantastic.
April 22, 2023
April 21, 2023
The tulips are coming out everyday and bringing a special light to the Crystal Hermitage Gardens . We are not in full bloom; there are about 450 tulips out with thousands of buds getting ready to pop! The gardens are truly spectacular though. The sun is here. It will be a beautiful weekend. Next week will see fuller blooms. The real magic in a week or two. We are just loving the gardens right now; so many colors, scents, textures, and a delightful divine tapestry from Mother Nature.
April 18, 2023
Tulip watch and garden tour. Tuesday April 18…More tulips showing, hundreds of buds, the Super Bloom of everything coming together is almost here. Even with the cold nights it should be a really great weekend, and surely even better next week! Keep checking of course; this will be a spectacular and outrageous year! Find out more and take a delightful tour…
April 14 2023
April 12, 2023
The Crystal Hermitage Gardens are looking fantastic. They are really special, but it will still be a little bit before the main blooms of Tulips come, just a few showing at the moment with lots of buds getting ready to bloom each day! Find out more…
April 8, 2023
The first tulip is here! The first tulip shows color and a quick update. The garden is looking amazing after the rain, tulip buds are slowly coming out, but the full blooms are still a little bit of time away.
April 5, 2023
A quick update.
April 4, 2023
Tulip Watch: Tuesday, April 4. Tulips are expected to flower next week, BUT the gardens look lush and truly beautiful. Bring warm layers. The sun is out. Find out more here.
March 31, 2023
See the gardens (Friday, March 31) and hear our thoughts. We are still opening tomorrow.
March 23, 2023
March 21, 2023
Event Sponsor TriCounties Bank.
March 17, 2023
Finally the sun is out! The volunteers are out in full force cleaning up the garden and making repairs. Ananda Village has a “all hands” volunteer work day scheduled for Crystal Hermitage and The Expanding Light Retreat. These work days are the final push to get Ananda ready for over ten thousand visitors during the tulip season!
March 14, 2023
Tulips are showing themselves as the snow melts… It’s going to be a spectacular season.. are you ready?
March 13, 2023
Mother nature has a plan. Tulips are happening. Tulip mania starts now! Good bye snow, hello rain. Today’s tulip watch, general event information. We are open April 1 to May 7
March 8, 2023
The gardeners are cleaning up all the fallen branches, doing some major chainsaw work and the fence needs repairing.
March 7, 2023
Snowmageddon will delay the tulips this year. If you are expecting a garden full of tulips in bloom you might want to change your reservations for the second to third week of April. We have also extended the dates to May 7, 2023.
March 1, 2023
No signs of flowers yet. Ananda Village the location of the Crystal Hermitage is digging out of the recent snow storms. We have received many concerned messages about the snow and hail storms damaging the tulips. There is no need for concern. Tulips love this kind of weather. In fact we think it a sign for a magnificent tulip season.