Sonoma Botanical Garden

Tucked behind a mature vineyard of cabernet sauvignon grapes, just off Highway 12 in Glen Ellen, lies one of the most exotic and biologically diverse places in Sonoma Valley—a hidden gem that most Sonomans are unaware exists.

  • Bridge waterfall Photo
  • Lake View Photo 2
  • Quarryhill Magnolia Photo 3
  • Scabiosa japonica Photo 4
  • Rosa rugosa Photo 5
  • Quarryhill kids with Docent Photo 6
  • Quarryhill Rhododendron reticulatum Photo 7
  • Quarryhill Tricyrtis hirta Photo 8
  • Quarryhill Belamcanda chinensis Photo 9
  • Spring bridge view Photo 10
  • Quarryhill Fall View Photo 11
  • Quarryhill top of garden view Photo 12
  • Bridge waterfall Photo
  • Lake View Photo 2
  • Quarryhill Magnolia Photo 3
  • Scabiosa japonica Photo 4
  • Rosa rugosa Photo 5
  • Quarryhill kids with Docent Photo 6
  • Quarryhill Rhododendron reticulatum Photo 7
  • Quarryhill Tricyrtis hirta Photo 8
  • Quarryhill Belamcanda chinensis Photo 9
  • Spring bridge view Photo 10
  • Quarryhill Fall View Photo 11
  • Quarryhill top of garden view Photo 12

Location

12841 Sonoma Highway
Glen Ellen CA, 95442

Contact

Local: 707-996-3166

Email: [email protected]

  • Description
  • Reviews
  • Tucked behind a mature vineyard of cabernet sauvignon grapes, just off Highway 12 in Glen Ellen, lies one of the most exotic and biologically diverse places in Sonoma Valley—a hidden gem that most Sonomans are unaware exists.

    It is also a serene, beautiful recreation destination, open to the public to simply enjoy. Gravel paths wind through glades of flowering shrubs, under shading branches of exotic trees, past tranquil ponds, and over and down rolling knolls with hidden places to sit and relax, while surrounded by ponds, waterfalls, and vistas of the Sonoma Valley. It's a place of varying beauty throughout the seasons, a locals’ getaway or easy day trip for walks, hikes, birding, photography, or the perfect picnic spot away from the crowds.

    • Asian Plants with a Hike and a Good View

      We toured in Mid September. Although some of the trails are steep, it's a nice collection of plants from Asia. I particularly enjoyed experiencing the Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum janonicum), which...

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    • If you really like trees you'll be happy, otherwise....

      To be honest, when we saw the name "botanical garden" we expected something a bit different - flowers, perhaps....there aren't very many. It's mostly trees on a steep hill, more of a nature hiking...

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    • Lovely respite from the heat

      A lovely shady place to enjoy plants. I’m not much of a plant person, so I would have loved more just a lot more information about plants and maybe a self guided tour. The pond and bridge are...

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