April 20, 2024

Gardens & Botanical

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Rejuvenate at Osmosis Day Spa

At Osmosis Day Spa, you can reconnect with nature in five lush acres situated on Salmon Creek; four distinct garden environments and secluded forest trails connected by gently meandering pathways. Their secluded five acres of creek side property is extensively landscaped with five distinct Japanese garden areas. “We consider communion with nature to be a key component of healing and encourage our guests to enjoy our landmark Meditation Garden and accompanying resting areas.”

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Take an Eco-Adventure with Stewards

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) is a non-profit organization that partners with the Russian River Sector of California State Parks to support volunteer, education and stewardship programs. The sector includes Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area in Guerneville, Sonoma Coast State Park from Bodega Bay to Jenner, and the Willow Creek watershed.

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Hike the Redwoods at Armstrong Reserve

Visit the Giant Redwoods of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on the planet! These remarkable trees live to be 500-1000 years old and can grow to a diameter of 12 to 16 feet. A few trees survive over 2,000 years and reach 350 feet in height. As you enter the park, you will feel your own pulse drop, and a strange calm will overtake you as you breathe in the fragrant aroma and stroll through the fog-shrouded trails. This “Nature’s Cathedral” is as close to magic as we mortals can imagine.

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Cornerstone Gardens & Marketplace

Cornerstone Sonoma is a wine country marketplace featuring a collection of world-class shopping, boutique wineries and tasting rooms, artisanal foods, art-inspired gardens, live music, and home to Sunset’s Gardens + Outdoor Test Kitchen. Located at the gateway of Sonoma and Napa County in California’s beautiful Wine Country, Cornerstone is a place to shop, sip, eat, play and explore.

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Walk Northern Cal’s Largest Wetlands

Laguna Wetlands Preserve in Laguna de Santa Rosa is the largest freshwater marsh in Northern California. The oak woodland and vernal pool complex surrounding the wetlands of the Laguna ecosystem once provided food to antelope, elk and deer herds. The Laguna is now a premier bird-watching area, though other wildlife is occasionally spotted.

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Stroll through Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Over the course of his 50-year career, famous horticulturist Luther Burbank experimented with and developed numerous plant varieties. At Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, you will earn about this amazing man’s life by visiting the Museum, his Greenhouse and the home he lived in from 1884 through 1906.

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Tour Muir Woods National Monument

Have you ever been anywhere that was magical? When you enter Muir Woods, that will probably be your initial impression. It is quite simply, magical! The majestic coastal Redwoods, which have held reign over this woodland kingdom for 600-800 years, stand as tall as 258 feet. The oldest of these trees is over 1,200 years old.

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