Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Garden Valley Rose Ranch

It's high summer, when a visit to Garden Valley Ranch is the order of the day.
North of San Francisco in Petaluma, this plant nursery & display garden offers a cottage rental & more. (Photos Courtesy GVR)


One of the distinctive garden areas at GVR is a delightful mixed border
inspired by the designs of the English gardening doyenne, Gertrude Jekyll.

Columbines, Cardoons & Foxgloves

The Rose Field - 'Climbing Iceberg' Arbors in the background.

Here you'll find landscaped gardens and rose fields

to tour,

on your own, or call ahead for a scheduled docent tour.

Garden Valley Ranch is open for touring Wednesday through Sunday, events permitting.
Ph: 707.795.0919 for a schedule of events, information on classes,
or for tour information.
May through September Tour Hours 10 - 5


  1. Lovely, lovely. That first picture is divine! Wish I were there to smell the wonderful scent!

  2. Hi Alice, what an excellent display. I can't imagine the maintenance work they do there!

  3. Wow, those Roses are lovely! And Garden Valley Ranch looks like one I'll have to visit next time I'm in San Francisco!

  4. Hi there Holley, Andrea and PlantPostings,

    Garden Valley Ranch is one of the first gardens I visited in the Bay Area, before moving here. So it's an extra special place for me. Thanks for stopping by!