the Folly at Western Hills
The Folly is an apt name for the fanciful
gazebo-like structure at the entrance.
Our effort so far has been
to trim the overgrown vegetation, although
it does need a coat of wood preservative.
Photo is courtesy of Sue Duncan.

the restored pond at Western Hills
The pond lives!
We eliminated the parrot feather,
then the duckweed,
and then the dreaded azolla.
Now the water lilies (and pickerel) are happier,
as well as the pair of turtles, fish, frogs, ducks,
and an occasional heron.

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Western Hills Garden
Occidental CA

Western Hills Garden is nestled among the towering redwoods in Occidental, California, near Bodega Bay and the wineries of the Russian River. The “landmark” garden has been extensively renovated. It is open for public tours and plant sales on Tuesdays and Thurdays by appointment only.

Schedule an individual or group tour of the garden (Tuesdays and Thurdays; $10/person admission): Contact Stacie at (707) 872-5463 or

button with flower at Western Hills

To see photos of
what’s blooming now,
click on the picture of the
Helleborus orientalis flower at left.

button for plant sales at Western Hills

Click on the Chrysocephalum photo at left to see our current favorites for sale.
You can also download our availability list as a pdf file (or as a Word document).

event space at Western Hills

To see photos of
new additions to the garden,
click on the picture of the
event space at left.

Volunteers have been an important part of the Western Hills restoration, and volunteers helped make the opening a success—see pictures of opening day and learn about “opportunities” for volunteers. If you would like to help, contact volunteer coordinator Stacie Miller:

Western Hills Garden is featured in the Winter 2015 edition of Pacific Horticulture magazine. Read and hear San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and more news features on Western Hills.

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Western Hills Garden, 16250 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.