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Big Springs Gardens - CLOSED

Highway 49, Sierra City, CA
+1 530-862-1333
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Saw a news[pap[er article and went to visit

The Sacramento Bee had a feature article on these gardens. The owner, Don Phillips, is now 90 and... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2014
Sacramento, California
Big Springs Gardens near Sierra City

We really enjoyed our first visit to Big Springs Gardens. It's an amazing place. The staff is... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2014
Susan T
Woodland, California
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11 Sep 2014
“Saw a news[pap[er article and went to visit”
28 Aug 2014
“Big Springs Gardens near Sierra City”
Highway 49, Sierra City, CA
+1 530-862-1333

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Reviewed 11 September 2014

The Sacramento Bee had a feature article on these gardens. The owner, Don Phillips, is now 90 and has decided to put it up for sale. He bought the property in 1964 and developed it, building a residence and beautiful gardens. He has visited Giverny...More

Thank Guatemala33
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We really enjoyed our first visit to Big Springs Gardens. It's an amazing place. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the scenery is wonderful and peaceful. We hope to visit again next year...at the beginning of the season to see more flowers, and...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Absolutely stunning locale: fabulous house and gardens nestled within a forest with craggy mountains as the backdrop! Can't believe the creation Don Phillips realized in nowhere. So impressive. Lunch around the natural pools was such a treat. We drug it out as long as possible...More

2  Thank fiftystatesevenconts
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My wife and I went here two weeks ago on a Thursday. You make your reservation directly with the owner Don Phillips who is over 90 years old. A great guy. The fee is $35-39 depending on the day. The water is running a bit...More

Thank airmike943
Reviewed 25 July 2014

You would NEVER expect to find this in the town of Sierra City. Sierra City is about a one hour drive from Truckee! The scenery along the highway is varied, from open range to craggy peaks! The gardens are the work of Don Phillips who...More

1  Thank bnjmartin01
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Not a botanical gardens, but a natural garden, sugar pine, cedar, wild flowers, good walk. Good lunch available, but book. However, owner might sell this year, then I don't know if it will still be available. Take route from Auburn, Truckee, Graeagle or Reno. www.bigspringsgardens.com

Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The drive from Truckee took about an hour on a 2-lane road. Beautiful drive - the last 20 minutes is on a fairly winding road so beware for those who get car sick. The setting is absolutely lovely and my husband and I took a...More

2  Thank Bigpenny34
Reviewed 24 August 2013

This is our second visit to Big Springs Garden, and we have greatly enjoyed both visits. We attended the Wednesday noon lunch and had a wonderful choice at the buffet of several salads, fresh fruit, smoked salmon, Swedish meatballs, several cheeses, and several excellent desserts....More

4  Thank Hiker90
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Absolutely beautiful! The drive is long but scenic. The dining environment is stunning, the food is always delicious.

4  Thank pugybuny
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Scenery is fantastic, soft music playing in the background during our buffet dinner. You can walk around the grounds, explore the vegetation, running water, feed the fish in the pond.

3  Thank Trish G
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