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Quarryhill Botanical Garden

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Address: 12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9742
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Wonderful Garden

Not super easy access to much of this garden but it is so worthwhile seeing if you put a bit of energy into it. Beautiful trees and flora and a splendid place to roam.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2016
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Not super easy access to much of this garden but it is so worthwhile seeing if you put a bit of energy into it. Beautiful trees and flora and a splendid place to roam.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a botanical garden that is not 'groomed' or formal. There are miles of trails with many plant tags and numbered signs corresponding to the brochure to give visitors information about the plantings. The seeds for the plants were collected in Asia and planted in on-site greenhouses and then planted in the gardens.The trails are not paved though there... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The drive to get to this botanical garden is as beautiful as the garden - rolling hills, forested areas, vineyards. The flowers are blooming in the spring - a pleasant trip. This garden has unusual Asian plants that have been collected & brought to this area for growth & display. There's a good trail, a little up & down; &... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We were not prepared for the uphill hike this takes to follow the well made trails. We wore sandals which are not good with loose gravel and steep downhills. It is a gorgeous hike, but the "gardens" are disappointing after seeing many beautiful botanical gardens we felt it was misnamed. Very few signs to guide visitors about the plants/history, etc.... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This was once a privately owned garden collection of specimens brought from China and the Orient. The hillside and paths have close access to well labelled specimens of trees, flowering plants, ground cover. Be sure to visit the prayer flags atop the hill for a view of the valley and spiritual respite. The ponds and waterfalls are another place to... More 

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Thank Brad4242
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Very small, tree based. Wasn't what expected... Cute small walking paths, but not a ton of flowers or sculpted arrangements that many gardens are known for. I wouldn't say it's a cannot miss.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A great way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny spring morning. The collection of trees and shrubs from around the world, though mainly the Far East, was delightful, as were the views from the highest part of the garden. Don't miss this arboricultural gem.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This Chinese/Japanese themed botanical garden was absolutely breathtaking and a nice day's outing. The whole loop is easily accomplished in 3 hours or less and the terrain isn't too demanding.

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Beautiful assortment of asian trees in a park like Sonoma Valley setting. We trekked most of the property in about an hour and a half on a February day with temps in the low seventies. Christine, form Ireland, welcomed us with advice on touring the property. The assortment of magnolias was already popping with brilliant white flowers on otherwise bare... More 

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Thank 14hannon
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Was not sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by their collection. This is not a major garden but well done and has a lot of unique plants from Asia. Take a break from the wineries and enjoy this nice gem in the area.

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