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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



Crystal Hermitage Gardens: Springtime at Ananda tulip season will celebrate Ananda’s 50th birthday in 2019 Nevada City, CA—Crystal Hermitage Gardens: Springtime at Ananda tulip season will celebrate Ananda’s 50th birthday in 2019. What began 40 years ago as a small private garden is now frequently a top Gorgeous Gardens in the West. Visiting the garden is annual springtime tradition in … Read More

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Best Trip Advisor Reviews

Best Trip Advisor Reviews Crystal Hermitage is a must visit if you like Tulips !!! The Tulips bloom in the spring you can call and check on there status of them before you go. We went twice this season and it was a great trip both times !!! – Goldsmith My husband and I come up to Nevada City about … Read More

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Peak tulip season brightens up Nevada County community

Deep reds, vibrant blues, fiery oranges: You will find those colors and more lighting up a hillside in Nevada City. It’s peak tulip season at the Crystal Hermitage Garden in Ananda Village. Every year, the spiritual and wellness based community plants over 17,000 tulip bulbs. In April, they all bloom for a vibrant show. Nancy Mair is the garden designer. … Read More

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Thousands of blooms seen at Crystal Hermitage Gardens

Reporter: Joanne Skelly I just returned from visiting beautiful gardens filled with amazing tulips, pansies, flowering cherry trees and many other lovely blooms. They’re the Crystal Hermitage Gardens, located on the outskirts of Nevada City. They were recently chosen one of the 14 most beautiful gardens in the West by AAA, a well-deserved accolade. Every spring, when the 17,000 tulips … Read More


Good Day Sacramento Live

Good Day Sacramento’s Cambi Brown interviews garden designer Nancy Mair. In the second half, Cambi interviews Jyotish and Devi spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide. They share their perspective on Ananda’s spiritual communities and spiritual principles.

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In bloom: Springtime at Ananda: Tulips at Crystal Hermitage Gardens

Jennifer Nobles Special to Prospector March 28, 2018 Just up Highway 49, situated between Tahoe National Forest and the middle fork of the Yuba River, lies the Crystal Hermitage Gardens. Boasting over 108 different varieties of tulips — plus peonies, wisteria, dahlias, azaleas, rhododendrons, and pansies — the gardens have become a tradition for visitors looking to mark the beginning … Read More

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Temple of Light At Ananda Village

THE TEMPLE OF LIGHT AT ANANDA VILLAGE WILL BE A spiritual power center that will uplift human consciousness The spiritual home for seekers of truth worldwide The fulfillment of Paramhansa Yogananda’s and his disciple, Swami Kriyananda’s vision for Worldbrotherhood Communities A celebration of Ananda’s 50th Anniversary in 2019 An example of Paramhansa Yogananda’s inspiration to “immortalize your ideals in architecture” … Read More