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Iconic Western Hills Garden


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The iconic Western Hills Garden is a West County institution since the early 1970’s.  The acreage features ponds, rock lined water ways, walking bridges, hundreds of species of plants in a verdant greenbelt setting.

A one-of-a-kind garden retreat on nearly three acres.  The property consists of a reimagined two story, two bedroom and two bath home, the Barn studio, the Octagon house, the Glass house (greenhouse), the Prop house (propagation) and the stone lined Commons area for gatherings.

Stroll the winding network of paths past a beautiful collection of azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons, endangered Chinese maples, conifers, and perennial shrubs that make the garden an all-year attraction. Several hundred plant tags identify the most important specimens with botanical information.

The gardens have been a landmark for garden fanciers and horticultural societies around the world for more than 60 years.  An exceedingly rare opportunity for a historic property and to continue the legacy of rare plants and specimen trees. 

This property is shown by appointment only. 



2.97-acre parcel

Main House with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths and Office/Library

The Studio Barn unit with loft

The Octagon house

The Glass house (greenhouse)

The Prop house (plant propagation greenhouse)


Main House

  • 1580 +/- sq ft. 
  • Newly remodeled with permit
  • 20’ vaulted beam ceiling
  • Beamed redwood lined office/library with peak leaded glass
  • Double hung windows
  • French and patio doors
  • Skylights and peak windows
  • Fujitsu mini-split cooling units
  • Wrap around deck overlooking the property
  • Private entrance and parking area


Property Highlights

  • Very rare and valuable plants and specimen trees
  • Stone lined aggregate Commons
  • Rock lined water ways
  • Approx. 34 foot bridges
  • Endless pathways
  • Numerous ponds
  • The ‘Folly’ gazebo
  • Public Parking and Entrance
  • Strong water well
  • Generac 22kW back-up generator



Western Hills Garden was founded by Lester Hawkins and Marshall Olbrich in 1959, and the rare plant nursery was started in 1973. The garden was described by the New York Times in 2005 as the “Tiffany’s of plants” and called a “landmark garden” by the San Francisco Chronicle. The garden and nursery is a beloved destination for serious gardeners.

In the summer of 2010, the property was acquired by the current owners. After extensive renovation, it opened to the public for tours and plant sales in 2012, the garden had hundreds of visitors over the next several years. A celebration of the garden’s 60th anniversary in 2019 attracted a wide range of support from the horticultural community.

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Contact Doug Bohling
(707) 953-6106
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Doug Bohling

Artisan Sotheby's International Realty

Broker® Associate

Experience since 1986

DRE# 00924996

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