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Spirit Garden

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Address: Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-1300
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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What's a visit to Big Sur is you don't make it to the Spirit Garden! It has just changed management..but still seems to be going strong..local art..music..garden...galleries...gas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2013
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Hickory, North Carolina
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Hickory, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

What's a visit to Big Sur is you don't make it to the Spirit Garden! It has just changed management..but still seems to be going strong..local art..music..garden...galleries...gas and food too...you gotta check this place out! I found an amazing piece of local Bubble Jade in the shop there!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Unfortunately this was closed. We were able to walk around the property but not enter the garden area. I would say that from the outside it needs a lot of work, but sure did look interesting.

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Spirit Garden was closed when we were getting ripped off at the Bakery. The cactus and plant area was a nice (very short) walk. You could see the Spirit Garden from the garden area and it looked like some kind of hippie dream come true. Some homemade stages painted with vibrant colors and some other colorful statues. There was... More 

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Culver City, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Was very happy to find this place, an interesting garden to walk around and enjoy. :) Definitely worth the stop.

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Seattle,
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We were told that a famous Brazilian drummer was performing at 7:30. We were ready for an adventure and we certainly had one. Admission was $20 and we felt like we were on a film set created in the late 60's. Lots of spiritual tokens from other lands, flags, huge primary colored jungle murals and a bon fire in a... More 

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Davis, ca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

A kind of cramped garden with signs everywhere saying "do not enter" and do not climb. There are some nice plants (but the emphasis is things like drums and artsy statues and a few stages that could be used at some times plus a shop where you can buy fancy paintings and jewelry and a bakery with fabulous smelling coffee... More 

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San Diego, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This free garden is a sanctuary for artists to come and work. It was created by the son of the gallery owner, and she says he works around the world building 'tree nests' for people. Beautiful, peaceful. And the art inside the gallery is lovely.

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San Jose, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

It's truly easy to miss this spot as it is located in a center with the bakery, deli and other shops. Although they call it a spirit garden I'd call it more of a succulent garden. Lots of kitchy stuff around, too. We were expecting something else from the description and were disappointed with what we found when we arrived.

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San Diego, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Behind the Big Sur Bakery, another Zen experience, cool music, very spiritual feeling

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Northern California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Worth the visit. Bad parking. Its like an outdoor gallerey, except better. I've never seen anything like it! the Spirit Nests were the thing that caught my eye the most!!

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