The Santa Rosa Press Democrat published “Western Hills—an oasis of beauty” on August 22, 2014. The Press Democrat also ran a flattering piece on the reopening of Western Hills Garden for 2014 on April 3. “Restoration continues at iconic Western Hills Garden” was the title of an article by David Laws published in the San Francisco Examiner on July 31, 2014.
Owner Tim Szybalski and garden manager and volunteer coordinator Stacie Miller were interviewed about Western Hills Garden on the “In the Garden” morning show on San Francisco radio station KSFO (560 kHz AM) on August 18, 2013. The guest host was Sara Godwin, a writer and frequent visitor to Western Hills. The show airs on Sundays from 8 to 11am, and the interview was from 9:30–10:30. Listen to the first half-hour segment of “In the Garden” on KSFO(12.5MB mp3 file), then listen to the second half-hour(12.8MB mp3 file).
Western Hills Garden owners and staff attended the Garden Conservancy’s “Sustaining the Garden: Preservation Weekend 2012” in Chicago during September, where a number of gardens around the country were featured, including Western Hills. The seminars and tours highlighted the importance of gardens in the community and provided practical advice and networking opportunities.
National Public Radio KRCB in Cotati, California, ran a very flattering interview with the owners in July 2012. KRCB also featured the restoration of Western Hills Garden in a two-part series broadcast January 17–18, 2012.