The Garden Song
Butterfly Bushes
We are strongly influenced by plants that host butterflies, hummingbirds, shore birds, bees , dragonflies, etc.

May in the Gardens 
with a Cast Iron Urn &
Iris, and Forget-Me-Nots
Since 1997
We are Elkhorn's Dahlia Farm
"The Garden Song"
is our private gardens. 
There is a display garden with
500 varieties of Dahlias here as well as a good 1000 other species of flowering plants within 
3 1/2 acres of gardens mostly under the native oak tree forest. The gardens have naturalized over the years. They reseed 
& multiply on their own. 

The birds from Elkhorn Slough frequently visit here & there is a vast amount of native wild life, as well as butterflies in abundance. 

This is where it's hard to not be happy,
& to forget the worries of life.
With the sound of acoustic music at our events, 
        and the flowers in the gardens,             along with our beautiful visitors,
​        When we are open it is worth the drive               into the country to get here.

We have a petitie gift shop and a health store  connected to Health Services of Carmel.​

Every winter & early spring the gardens are upgraded with new visual areas. We have been creating the gardens for 20 years now.

P.S. We have seen 3 new  
butterfly species floating around.
                Our butterfly habitat theory                   is working! plant the host they will come!
May you have a beautiful holiday 
this winter and much gratefulness 
for all you have brought to us.

We pulled this lovely Verbascum Seed 
out of Greece 17 Years ago, 
it has naturalized thru out . 
Sorry,  our events are closed for the winter- 2015 
check back for the summer 2016 schedule in April.