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Gravity Garden

Highway 1 and Fern Canyon Road, Carmel, CA
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Tiny Garden with Rocks

This garden does not appear to be maintained by any kind of official body, at least that was my... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Petah Tiqwa, Israel

This is a small garden, and you can finish viewing all the rocks within 3 minutes. But it is free... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2014
David W
Ames, Iowa
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  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
24 Jul 2016
“Tiny Garden with Rocks”
15 Aug 2014
Highway 1 and Fern Canyon Road, Carmel, CA
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This garden does not appear to be maintained by any kind of official body, at least that was my impression, so it's hard to even call it a garden, more like someone's backyard with some stacked rocks. Since it doesn't require any kind of detour...More

Thank Ynhockey
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This is a small garden, and you can finish viewing all the rocks within 3 minutes. But it is free of charge of cause. But there is nothing fascinating in here, except that the rock are stacked in a special way.

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We were really excited about seeing the Gravity Garden after reading the reviews. But in reality what it is, is a pile of rocks in some dirt on the side of the road. Sure they are stacked up in a very cool manner and its...More

1  Thank KateGareth
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Staying in Carmel? Driving to or from Big Sur? You must stop and see these awesome rocks defy gravity. It's fun and quick. Super easy to find. We were lucky enough to be there on the day the artist was there. He was super friendly...More

2  Thank BarbraBud
Reviewed 23 June 2014

As a long-time local, I strongly recommend Gravity Garden to visitors. Jim Needham's Gravity Garden in Carmel Highlands is known throughout the world. International visitors have stopped there for years to view his impressive stacked pillars of rocks and boulders on their way to Big...More

2  Thank Joan2010
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I had read about the garden on TripAdvisor, and was interested to see the art of balancing rocks, having seen some YouTube videos on the art form. My group of four was reluctant, but agreed. We were all so glad we did. It was so...More

2  Thank Wart99
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Right along highway 1, this is definitely worth a walk-through. The artist invites strangers to take a look around and even have a picnic. Total peace and love.

2  Thank lilfoot921
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We were looking for something different to do or see in Carmel , and we certainly found it. We found the directions on Trip Advisor which led us right to the place. We parked right on the street after spotting the stacks of rocks around...More

2  Thank adrizan
Reviewed 31 October 2013

It is worth a stop because it is unusual. However, not much time needed to be devoted. 15 minutes will do it. Easy access from Highway 1.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Visited 7-25-13. Had read about this unusual garden on Trip Advisor; decided to stop when we went to Carmel. After visiting Point Lobos (beautiful) we drove south on Hwy 1 about 7/10's of a mile and on left you'll see rocks stacked. We parked on...More

2  Thank BossierCityTravelers
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