The Sierra Nevada holds a golden nugget for those who love springtime and flowers, especially, tulips. After a two-year closure due to COVID-19, Ananda’s glorious tulip garden will open in April. The Crystal Hermitage Garden is meticulously planted with over 17,000 tulips and other spring flowers each year.  Just 25 minutes above Nevada City proper, this beautiful, pristine, and lovingly attended garden is well worth the drive (about 90 minutes from Sacramento).

Ananda’s Crystal Hermitage Garden near Nevada City, California showcases over 17,000 tulips each spring.
Ananda’s Crystal Hermitage Garden near Nevada City, California showcases over 17,000 tulips each spring. Advance tickets are required. Photos are courtesy of Kial James | Nevada City Scenics

Advance tickets are required this year. This allows proper social distancing and provides guests with safe and optimum enjoyment of this wonderful garden. No on-site tickets will be sold, so plan your visit and get tickets in advance at

The Crystal Hermitage Garden provides a rare view across the wild and scenic Yuba River canyon far below this refined garden, bursting with color and sequentially planted throughout the spring with many contrasting flowers. Wherever the eye falls, the attention to detail and care shines through in this treasured garden. Each year many thousands make the trip to soak in the stellar beauty of nature tamed so tenderly by gentle gardeners’ hands contrasting with nearby wildlands and Ananda’s 700 acres of rolling green hills.

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Visitors can chat with Crystal Hermitage lead gardeners, visit the museum, or quietly enjoy the peace and beauty. For a lunch, visitors will find delicious vegetarian fare at the Expanding Light Retreat or at Master’s Market in Ananda Village. The Expanding Light Retreat Center also offers overnight accommodations, with advance reservations. Note: There is no picnicking allowed in gardens.

The garden will be open seven days a week in April, 10am-5pm. Cost for adults (13 years and older) is $10 on weekdays and $12 on weekends. Tickets are available at

What: Crystal Hermitage Tulip Garden

When: Open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in April or until the tulips are gone.

Note: On Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, the garden will open at 1:00 pm

Ticket Options:

Admission (Ages 13+): $10 Weekday, $12 Weekend

Admission (Ages 3-12): $1 Weekday, $1 Weekend

*Children 2 and under are free (no tickets required). 

Lunch Option: Vegetarian lunch at our Expanding Light Retreat. Served at 12:30 promptly. The cost is $15

Season Passes: Unlimited gardens visits $25


Where: Crystal Hermitage, Ananda Village, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, CA 


Contact: (530) 478-7587,

No Refunds. The Gardens are open rain or shine.