Welcome to Garth's boulder gardens! The private-owned square mile of desert wilderness is nestled in the foothills of Pioneertown California 20 miles from Joshua Tree National Park. its 4,800 Read more...
Welcome to Garth's boulder gardens! The private-owned square mile of desert wilderness is nestled in the foothills of Pioneertown California 20 miles from Joshua Tree National Park. its 4,800 foot elevation at its highest point faces Pipes Canyon and is surrounded by Pioneertown Moutain Preserve conservancy-owned volcanic mesas, the Sawtooth Mountains, and the small community of Pioneertown/Rimrock; - all part of the Sonanan-Mojave High Desert in California, USA. The landscape is an important wildlife area recovering little by little from a fire in 2006. Garth's 640 acres features huge granite boulders, petroglyphs, caves, Joshua trees, cacti, yucca, lilies, birds, squirrels, rabbits, lizards, and many other species. Our underlying principles are spiritual renewal, sustainability, living consciously with nature, interfaith cooperation; understanding, co-creating, and cooperating with humanity and all living creatures. For almost 40 years Garth, the landowner, resident and head steward continues to create a place where people come together to share ideas, brilliance, and love in harmony with the natural world. Garth's tireless dedication has transformed the landscape by establishing fruit trees, grains, plants, flowers, and ponds that are enjoyed by frogs, fish, and birds. The boulder gardens are beautiful and tranquil. Everywhere you look is majestic and captivating. New and old friends are encouraged to share the land; to appreciate its natural beauty. Over the years, many saints, holy people, and light-workers of all types have retreated to this sacred site, in open-air caves and tiny structures to meditate and reflect, dreaming forth new and inspired ways. Nature and people are continuously nurtured in this sacred oasis. Our Guidelines: Absolutely no open flames No fires (except in designated areas with permission) No guns, no weapons No candles No incense No hard alcohol or drugs. WiFi is available at the entrance area. Keep pets on leash at all times/pick up dog deposits Be aware that Boulder Gardens has several friendly pets that wander, including nature’s insects, animals, birds, squirrels, rabbits, lizards, bobcats, mountain lion, and many other species. Please be extremely careful and mindful of your safety while hiking, climbing on boulders/walking on desert floor - (at own risk). When hiking, watch for snakes. (Summertime only) Most snakes are not aggressive, if you see one, take another path. We practice "no harm to any creatures" Please be safety conscious and respectful to all the gardens and structures on the land. Parents, please keep children close at all times to avoid any kind of emergency. The ponds and prickly plants can be dangerous for children with fish and other living creatures that have no barriers, so please watch after children. Please drive slowly only on main roads, avoid running over any cactus, bushes, trees, rocks, nature. Park in designated parking areas. Be aware of the delicate nature of this magical desert environment, survival for the plants and animals isn’t easy. Please recycle, pack it in, and pack it out! Please no diving or jumping in the watering holes. Porta-Potties are located near the Cosmic Castle, in the Amphitheater area, and near the entrance area. Please during your stay use communication, council, and meditation. Be positive and compassionate; creating a happy, positive, peaceful, conscious experience for all the living creatures here.
For questions regarding the Garth's, and / or it's management, please contact our website listed on our Hipcamp.com profile.
And lastly, we thank you in advance for any and all donations you might offer in the jar near the tepee, or at the front gate.