place to relax and unwind. Quiet, comfortable rooms. Delicious food.
Hospitable, informable hosts. Do as little or as much as you want!
The perfect getaway."
to the Olallieberry Inn Gardens
backyard gardens are poised atop Santa Rosa Creek and bordered
by ancient trees and wild bouquets of flowers and diverse
lush plants. The
gardens are ideal for relaxing with a book, quiet conversation
with a loved one or new friend, weddings, elopements, retreats
and reunions, and special celebrations or events.
Freeland Memorial Garden: Leslie
was a garden designer and gardener who was hired by the Inn
in October 2001 to restore the gardens so that the charm and
of the interior of the Inn would extend to the exterior. Part
of that restoration has been to renovate the grounds so that
they can be enjoyed by guests on a day-to-day basis, and also
can be used for weddings, reunions, retreats and other special
organic gardening methods, and relied on nature to keep
things in balance as much as possible -- with good results.
are many different varieties of plants throughout the grounds,
with a heavy emphasis on perennials, annuals that reseed
themselves, and plants native to California, the western
U.S., and other temperate climates in general, and to the
central coast in particular.
used plants that are unusual and beautiful and that work
well with the existing and surrounding landscape and architecture
of the Inn. Leslie died a few years ago - a great loss to
us all. Our garden is named in honor of her and remains
a testament to her love for plants, people, and is a celebration
of creating beautiful places to just simply be.