in bloomWith 3 acres full of colorful and unusual plants, meandering trails, two dozen bridges and a handful of ponds, Western Hills Garden is a botanical treasure in Western Sonoma County. And at long last, it is open to the public once again, if only on a limited basis.

gate-CTSChris (left) and Tim Szybalski, along with Garden Manager Stacie Miller, stand ready to greet visitors at the reopened Western Hills Garden

Endless varities of green are on full display right now at Western Hillls, but there is something different an appealing to see at any time of the year. Chris Szybalski says they don't expect many visitors in January, but those who venture out will be well rewarded.

Living roomFor a capsule history of the Western Hills Nursery, see this earlier North Bay Report from January 2012. The second part of that report details the  early stages of the property's restoration under new owners Tim and Chris Szybalski.

At right, the rustic furnishings and luxuriant foliage of the area known as "The Living Room."

[Photos by Sue Duncan, courtesy of Western Hills Garden]

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