Art and nature unite in the country's first gallery-style
garden that showcases the cutting-edge design talents of some of the world's
best landscape designers. Guests may wander throughout 15 gardens,
each 1,500 to 2,200 square feet. The gardens are intended to appeal
to both gardeners and artists.
Experience an almost dead tree covered with thousands
of light blue bulbs; walk into the earth and experience the silence; walk
through a leaf-rippling walkway and hear the wind rustle in the leaves.
There is also a café, bookstore, the Sloat Garden
Center, and Artefact Design & Salvage store.
Directions: The Cornerstone Festival of Gardens is located
at 23570 Highway 121 in Sonoma, just five miles south of the Sonoma Plaza
on Highway 121. Open daily from 10 - 5 , except Mondays from 12 -
4. Admission: $9, $7 for seniors, $6.50 for students, $4 for children
younger than 12, free for children five and younger. Call (707) 933-3010 or visit www.cornerstonegardens.com
for more information.