G Aronow Photography, Spring Tulips at Ananda

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers and the smell of spring.  So if you’re a flower happy person here are a few ideas on ways to get out and “smell the roses.”

  • Check out the tulips at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda.  Open Saturdays and Sundays through April, the gardens showcase over 13,000 tulips.
  • Soropotimist International Garden Tour is coming May 17th and 18th, $20 in advance, 10am-4pm, rain or shine.  Click herehere or here for photos from previous years.
  • Buttermilk Bend wildflower hikes are every Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11am down at Bridgeport, along the South Yuba River through mid-May.  If you’ve never been down there now is the time of the year to go.  Click here, here and here for previous Outside Inn blog posts with more photos.
  • Take a workshop at Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply
  • Want flowers every week, but don’t want to grow them?  Sign up for a flower CSA, Soil Sisters and Mountain Bounty Farm offer weekly flowers.
  • Check out the dogwoods around downtown Nevada City
  • Daffodil Run in Penn Valley, Sunday, April 13th

Nevada City Wildflower HIkes

© 2014 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by G Aronow Photography and Erin Thiem

7 replies
  1. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    We’re doing BOTH the tulips AND the wildflowers on Sat. My friend is from the Bay Area so I’m making sure she, and her 3 kids, get a full dose of our outdoor beauty. Where should we all go for dinner when we get back?

  2. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    The tulips at Ananda are something not to be missed! But we are very lucky to have lots of wild flowers around – even if a lot of them are very tiny and not as showy as, say, CA poppies.

  3. Allison Massam
    Allison Massam says:

    We went to the tulips this past weekend – absolutely spectacular! And we’ve been frequenting the South Yuba River. Thank you for posting all the beautiful photos of our area!

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