Crystal Hermitage


Over 24,000 people from around the world have visited and meditated in the gardens. Visitors come to experience the beauty, colors, peace, tranquility, and vast views of the Sierras and Tahoe National Forrest.

Springtime at Ananda event features 16,000 tulips and 90 dutch tulip varieties draws over 7,000 visitors annually.


Our Summer garden transitions after Springtime at Ananda and is ready during July and August. You will see an array of roses, begonias, impatiens, zinnia, geraniums, petunias, marigolds, and dusty millers.

Fall and Winter

As the weather cools the garden transitions from perennials to pansies, dahlias, and roses are still prominent. The fall foliage radiates its brilliance with bright burgundies of Japanese maple, the reds, yellows, purples and oranges of leaves with the backdrop of the Sierra evergreens.

The gardens are admission free during Summer, Fall, and Winter seasons. If you are inspired, please consider giving a donation. The upper and lower gardens are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. On Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday only the upper gardens are open from 10 am to 5 pm. Please no alcohol, no picnicking, and no dogs.

Volunteer opportunities are available. Please contact us if you are interested.