A trip to Cottage Gardens will inspire anyone to start a garden or flower bed!…
It is home to 23 individual gardens designed by various artists around the world. The Gardens are a blend of art, culture, and landscape design. Also at Cornerstone Sonoma are some home and garden shops, galleries, wine tasting rooms, and a restaurant.
The first thing you see when you get to Cornerstone Sonoma is the Big Blue Chair which symbolizes the pleasure of taking a break, sitting down, and just enjoying the moment. A great photo opp too!
We spent an afternoon in the Gardens after having lunch at Park 121, a restaurant in Cornerstone Sonoma. We took our time wandering through each garden and enjoying the very unique design of each of them. Some are interactive and fun for the kids. Others are there to just wander around in and enjoy the tranquility of them. Some of our favorite gardens are listed below.
Stone’s Throw is themed on the scale and size of things. It simulates what it is like to be climbing on a pebble and is fun for the kids to play on.
Daisy border is a favorite with all the pinwheels!
Red Lantern is surrounded by beautiful blue water and you can stand in the middle of it for a perfect photo opp!
The Sonoma Children’s Garden is colorful and playful with a maze of vines for the kids to play hide and seek in. There is also a little playhouse and sandbox.
White Cloud is amazing, but for the eyes only!
Chilling out by the Lily Pond is highly recommended!
The Gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma are open 10am-4pm daily. The self-guided garden tour is free, family-friendly, and pet friendly.
Cornerstone Sonoma also hosts several different annual events such as the Lighting of the Snowmen Festival, Winter Circus, Cinco de Mayo Festival and Tamale Cookoff, and Tomatomania.
Cornerstone Sonoma is located at 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. It’s a great place to spend a mellow afternoon. For more information visit the Cornerstone Sonoma Website.
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