The Hermitage Santa Barbara can be viewed through the photo book, The Hermitage Santa Barbara at Twenty. This stunning coffee table book is a perfect complement to your tour, or while you are waiting for it! The Hermitage Santa Barbara at Twenty is not to be missed by anyone who appreciates outdoor art, garden, and art photography.
World-class photographers (Susan Levin, Stephen G. Schott, Robert Haller, Nancy Vivrette, and Wayne McCall) turned their cameras on The Hermitage Santa Barbara to astonishing results. this book contains more than 550 breathtaking photographs selected from more than 10,000 photographic images. All these photographs were taken before the 2008 Santa Barbara Tea Fire, which burned the property. Most of the thousands of plants have regenerated, but not the house or the wood sculptures. Since that time, a new home and museum have been built.
"A ten-acre wonderland few have ever seen."
—The Los Angeles Times

"An elegant book…a tantalizing mystery of art and botanical wonders in Santa Barbara's backyard. An inspiration for gardeners determined to decorate their yards using a personal touch with colorful plants and whimsical art."
—The Santa Barbara News Press

"It's quite a whimsical garden with a nimiety of unusual statuary, but it's also an interesting gathering of flora. If you like gardens, streams, ponds, waterfalls, sculpture (unbelievable), and a myriad of plant types, this place is worth a visit...through the pages of this book."
—Cactus and Succulent Journal

"...Is as rich and eccentric a book as the garden it describes, full of color and life, the offbeat and the unexpected. far from being an extended photo essay only, it includes a wonderfully quirky and highly detailed text by its creator and owner. His is a smart, funny, and very personal voice, and by the time he has taken you through the garden he built over two decades, you feel like a close friend and confidante whom he has trusted to appreciate what he loves. It's hard not to feel, by the book's end, as if you have been welcomed into it by a blithe and generous spirit."
—Susan Heeger, co-author of
From Seed to Skillet

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