Goals and Accomplishments — 2020

We want to thank members, volunteers, garden clubs, and visitors for their support of the garden over the last decade. With your help, we tackled significant improvement projects to restore the garden. We couldn’t have made the progress out of foreclosure without community support.

Of course, now is a very challenging time for everyone. We closed the garden to the public for restoration at the beginning of 2020. Our intent was to continue hosting garden clubs and our members, but the Covid-19 pandemic changed everything. We complied with the Sonoma County shutdown orders and only recently began allowing our volunteers into the garden with safe social distancing.

We don’t really expect much to change for the remainder of the year in terms of visitors — we have already had some garden club cancellations. We are making “lemonade out of lemons” by concentrating on our restoration projects.

The following is a quick summary of our restoration projects as of 2020.Blue Puya in bloom

All this activity follows the garden’s very successful 60th anniversary celebration last year and coincides with our decade of ownership. Even in these tough times, the garden is a source of solace. We look forward to sharing the garden into a bright future.

Tim and Chris Szybalski
Western Hills Garden

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Western Hills Garden, 16250 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465