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The Ojai Garden: Out In Nature

March 18, 2007

Heron's Gate

May 06, 2006

Ojai Garden Tour today

Saturday morning, a little gloomy, hopefully the sun will peek out as garden enthusiasts make their way from garden to garden on the 2006 Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce Garden Tour. is sponsoring the event, so you'll see a sign at each of the locations. And maybe me too. Enjoy one of the things that makes Ojai truly special and unique.

Fun photo after the jump...

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April 03, 2006, proud sponsor of Garden Tour 2006

I am pleased to announce that is a top-level sponsor of the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce Garden Tour 2006, a self-guided driving tour of five gardens around the Ojai Valley, taking place May 6. Check out the Chamber's site for info and tickets. I've also put together a little logo for the advertisements and press releases we will be a part of.

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March 12, 2006

Over The Rainbow

This photo was from a couple of days ago in a friend's garden by the Krotona Institute. The view is looking east out over Ojai Valley.

February 20, 2006

Rice Canyon Trail

Wednesday, the day before the rains, we hiked the Rice Canyon Trail Loop, part of the Ventura River - Rancho El Nido Preserve, owned and managed by the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.

Picking up the trail at the end of Meyer Road down at the river bottom bordered by Meiners Oaks, hikers quickly find themselves in the foothills on a well-maintained trail, surrounded by lush plant-life, oak groves, circling red-tailed hawks and stunning Ojai Valley vistas. A few pictures from our adventure...

Rice Canyon Trail facing westThe Ojai Valley looking eastwhite flowering trees in late afternoonThe Pink Moment

February 18, 2006

The Rain Dance

Rice Canyon TrailMonday was the full moon, and the full moon circle had gathered. It was lightly windy, and unseasonably warm. People were starting to talk about needing rain. I had the feeling during the day we could do a rain dance. It only happened in my head.

Wednesday we hiked Rice Canyon Trail. It was so lush with only modest rain on two days in January.

A cleansing rain for a few hours yesterday, and then sunshine. Low clouds sat in the foothills and the Pink Moment was brilliant against the newly fallen snow on the Topas Topas. This is why we live in Ojai.

January 28, 2006

Welcome to The Ojai Garden

The Ojai Garden's name is derived from not only the numerous private gardens found throughout Ojai but also a metaphor of the greater Ojai Valley as a garden to explore, cultivate and learn from. Many gardens throughout the valley blend almost seamlessly into orchards and meadows, and beyond into the millions of acres of national forest bordering Ojai.

Ojai is also home to many businesses and other destinations that maintain stunning gardens that heighten the Ojai experience. From hotels such as the venerable yet newly-remodeled Ojai Valley Inn & Spa and The Lavender Inn, a downtown Ojai bed and breakfast, to healing centers such as the Krotona School of Theosophy and Meditation Mount, Ojai offers endless local outdoor adventures.

This site is a community blog, featuring authors who maintain home gardens to adventurous hikers seeking out flora and fauna to local businesses that take pride in contributing to the beauty of the town. Enjoy your visit and check back in. If you use an RSS reader [?], please add our feed.