Welcome to Garth's boulder gardens!
640 acres of the most beautiful desert wilderness imaginable. The spots are away from the main areas, The amazing land is owned by Garth, A nature loving permacuturlist with a big heart. Garth, resides on the property in a cement tepee for 40 years now. The land that we offer is pristine desert big sky stargazing wilderness. The pro
Welcome to Garth's boulder gardens!
640 acres of the most beautiful desert wilderness imaginable. The spots are away from the main areas, The amazing land is owned by Garth, A nature loving permacuturlist with a big heart. Garth, resides on the property in a cement tepee for 40 years now. The land that we offer is pristine desert big sky stargazing wilderness. The property has Joshua trees, boulder outcroppings, petroglyphs, boulder caves, and long views everywhere you look. We allow primitive/tents, cars or RVs. Our areas have a ADA-sized porta-potty that is serviced weekly, The small areas are each unique and secluded and may be selected near a Pinion pine tree, next to boulders, in a field, or on a hilltop. There is a lot of hiking, just a short walk away. Also Joshua Tree National Park, Pappy and Harriet's, Integratron, and Giant Rock all are a 30-40-minute drive from Boulder Gardens. You can find out more about Garth's boulder gardens on Google, or watch one of the many documentaries on Youtube, or visit our site on Facebook.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 98%
You know what would make this trip even better?
Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Open Land Sites
Mr. Bigbuddy Fumeless PropainHeater
Includes 2 propane canisters. Extra 1 pound canisters are $10.00 each.
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Open Land Sites in California.
Desert foothills, and open area mixed with boulder outcropping's, Joshua trees, and desert fauna.
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A really special place!
Garth's Boulder Garden is really amazing. It exceeded the expectations that I had based on what you is shown in the listing. Campsites are far enough apart (and the property is huge) that you feel like you have your own secluded area but you're still a short walk away from a water spigot or porta potty. When we arrived on Friday the porta potty was the cleanest one I had ever been in - no smell, really clean, stocked with toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and lit with LEDs inside so you don't have to worry about finding it at night. With that said, by the time Saturday evening rolled around more people had arrived and it was as expected - your typical public porta. Nonetheless, there are accessible porta-potties! The property is immaculate and well kept. The boulders are really amazing to see and explore and there are lots of little surprises by Garth's teepee. The Garth and Kyle also have some really friendly dogs that roam around. We brought our dog (who isn't well socialized and stayed on leash) and didn't have any issues with the property's dogs. The two kitchens were clean and cooking supplies were available as well as coffee at the upper one in the morning. Kyle was a friendly, informative and helpful host. He waited for our two cars to arrive at 10 and 11pm and led us to our site and gave us lots of information about the property and geology. The only downside is that you can't build a private campfire at your site but there are large shared fire rings that are stocked with firewood. 10/10 would recommend staying here!
We could not have picked a better campsite during our visit to Joshua Tree. It actually felt like we were inside JT Park with all the massive boulders and the huge patch of Joshua trees on the road leading to the Boulder Gardens.
We camped with our VW Vanagon and there was plenty of space and privacy.
Kyle was a great host! We had a very late arrival, and he was super helpful and communicative.
My girlfriend and I absolutely loved this spot it was exactly what we were hoping for. We wanted a private spot where we could camp and get some privacy and there was plenty of space here. Kyle was awesome and brought us to all the different spots we might like but gave us the freedom to really camp anywhere with all the space they have. I easily managed to drive there in my 2008 Toyota Yaris which has barely any clearance so any car can make it down the dirt road. Also they had one of the cleanest porta potties I have ever been in which was icing on the cake. At night we saw some of the best stars I’ve seen too. We will for sure come back again!
Friendly community - epic setting
Gorgeous terrain, epic sunsets, extremely friendly and interesting people to meet at the community kitchen- this was a camping experience like no other. We arrived to find a well groomed campsite already to go. We had adequate running water, a nearby bathroom, even a shower a short hike away. There is a sauna, a magnetic rock garden, and a drum circle with very chill, fun-loving people.
If you come in the middle of summer like we did, be aware of the direction of the sunrise, and try to pitch your tent in the shade.
Thankful to have found this place!
My partner and I stayed here for her birthday, and both of us were beyond pleased. Highly recommended. The campsite was breathtaking and amenities were perfect. This place has an energy about it that is truly special. Garth’s vision for this property, and his love for sharing the magic it holds with people, are a blessing that more of the world needs to experience. We will be back!