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Ananda Tulip Garden Reopens To Public

After a two-year closure, due to the pandemic, Ananda’s glorious tulip garden is now open in North San Juan. The Crystal Hermitage Garden meticulously plants over 17-thousand tulips, as well as other spring flowers, each year. And viewing time is usually limited to just April and sometimes early May, depending on the weather. Lead garden designer, Nancy Mair, says the … Read More


Bliss Out Over Tons of California Tulips

Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Los Angeles April 20, 2020 WHEN YOU SEE A TULIP, you know a tulip. You’re probably never going to turn to a friend and inquire about the flower type, or open an app that guides you to various types of flora. Because the tulip, like the rose, has reputation that is as solid and celebrated as its … Read More

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Springtime comes to Ananda, Nevada City … with a twist

The Union | Tom Durkin| April 7, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic can’t stop spring. Flowers are blossoming and trees are leafing out and blooming. In these times of high stress and isolation, mental health experts recommend getting back in touch with the beauty and serenity of nature – as long as you stay socially distant from other people. The Springtime … Read More

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Waterfalls & Wildflowers

San Joaquin Magazine | March 2020 Crystal Hermitage is part of Ananda Village and Ananda International, a spiritual community located about 30 minutes from downtown Nevada City. The quaint community opens its gardens year round for visitors, acting as a tranquil space to meditate alongside the property’s spiritual vibrations or simply walk the grounds admiring the floral phenomenon. April at … Read More

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Community emerges from 8 days without power to celebrate Halloween

Some Nevada County neighbors were without power for eight days straight, following another five-day outage. They got power just in time for a Halloween tradition. Author: Becca Habegger Published: 11:34 PM PDT October 31, 2019 Updated: 11:43 PM PDT October 31, 2019 NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — Following more than five days of the latest PG&E power shutoff, some 1,400 customers … Read More

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Drawing a child’s highest potential in life

One of the most beloved teachers at Ananda Village’s Living Wisdom School in Nevada City, Narani Moorhouse is celebrating her 40th anniversary of teaching this year. Known for her unflappable patience and kind spirit, Narani is a leading advocate of Ananda’s Education for Life philosophy. “We think about the children on soul level,” she said one day in the classroom … Read More

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Crystal Hermitage was featured in Sacramento Magazine!

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Tulip Garden Opening Soon: 17,000 Blooms + Special Offer

Springtime is blossoming at Crystal Hermitage in Ananda Village. Come see the spectacular annual blooming of over 17,000 tulips at this beautiful, pristine and lovingly attended garden overlooking the Yuba River and Sierra vistas just 25 minutes above Nevada City proper. Come for the tulips, then enjoy a fresh, locally-sourced, seasonally appropriate lunch or dinner at the Stone House restaurant … Read More


Springtime at Ananda tulip season almost upon us

What began 40 years ago as a small private garden is now frequently atop ​Gorgeous Gardens in the West. Visiting the garden is an annual springtime tradition in the Sierra Foothills for over 12,000 visitors from as far away as India. Trip Advisor reviewers have made the Crystal Hermitage one of the top three spots to visit around Nevada City. … Read More