our gardens

The foundation for Stoney Bottom's spectacular gardens was laid 20+ years ago when a botanist and his wife retired to Boonville to build their own little slice of heaven. Through careful design and passionate execution, they transformed a 6-acre blank canvas into a stunning botanical oasis with an extensive network of pathways connecting gardens and green spaces with the property’s vacation homes.

Based on an English strolling model, the gardens and rolling lawns are planted with hundreds of specimen plants from around the world, some of which are rare and unusual. 

Garden Highlights

  • A dramatic bamboo garden
  • Raised-bed edibles garden
  • Young olive grove
  • Various fruiting trees including:
    • Gravenstein apple
    • Peach
    • Pear
    • Persimmon
    • Quince
  • 65 ornamental trees including:
    • Ash
    • Bays
    • Black walnut
    • Buckeyes
    • Cedars
    • Conifers
    • Dogwoods
    • Gingkoes
    • Japanese maples
    • Deciduous maples
    • Native oaks
    • Truffle-inoculated English oaks
  • A spectacular collection of unusual plants & bulbs including:
    • Native lilies
    • Day lilies
    • 18 varieties of daffodil
    • Hellebores
    • Ornamental grasses
    • Peonies
    • Wildflowers

Press for Stoney Bottom

Former head of Strybing Arboretum has retired to Anderson Valley, where he's creating his own magnificent showcase garden

Private AV Gardens Opening for One Day