the Folly at Western Hills
The Folly is an apt name for the fanciful
gazebo-like structure at the entrance.
Photo is courtesy of Sue Duncan.
the restored pond at Western Hills
The Big Pond
The “big pond” is at the center of the garden and home to fish, frogs, ducks, turtles, and an occasional kingfisher, heron, and river otter.
Tall trees provide a backdrop to the water lilies, iris, pickerel, and rhodendrons.

Western Hills is dog-friendly,
but bring a leash.


Western Hills Garden
Occidental CA

button for blooms at Western Hills

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

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.

The garden is open for public tours and plant sales on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm for the 2018 season, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. $12/person admission (except no fee for shopping only).

Children are welcome — ask about our scavenger hunt.

Schedule an individual or group tour of the garden: Contact Chris at (707) 872-5463 or

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Western Hills Garden, 16250 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465
Open Saturdays 10–4 plus Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.

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