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Gravity Garden

Highway 1 and Fern Canyon Road, Carmel, CA
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1) The location of Gravity Garden changed, and Google has not updated to its new location. It is... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Tiny Garden with Rocks

This garden does not appear to be maintained by any kind of official body, at least that was my... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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8 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2016
“Tiny Garden with Rocks”
Highway 1 and Fern Canyon Road, Carmel, CA
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

1) The location of Gravity Garden changed, and Google has not updated to its new location. It is located just behind the Carmel General Store. (Very near from it's Google location, but you wouldn't find it on your own.) 2) It seems that the artist...More

1  Thank Traveltravrl88
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This garden does not appear to be maintained by any kind of official body, at least that was my impression, so it's hard to even call it a garden, more like someone's backyard with some stacked rocks. Since it doesn't require any kind of detour...More

Thank Ynhockey
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This is a small garden, and you can finish viewing all the rocks within 3 minutes. But it is free of charge of cause. But there is nothing fascinating in here, except that the rock are stacked in a special way.

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We were really excited about seeing the Gravity Garden after reading the reviews. But in reality what it is, is a pile of rocks in some dirt on the side of the road. Sure they are stacked up in a very cool manner and its...More

1  Thank KateGareth
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Staying in Carmel? Driving to or from Big Sur? You must stop and see these awesome rocks defy gravity. It's fun and quick. Super easy to find. We were lucky enough to be there on the day the artist was there. He was super friendly...More

2  Thank BarbraBud
Reviewed 23 June 2014

As a long-time local, I strongly recommend Gravity Garden to visitors. Jim Needham's Gravity Garden in Carmel Highlands is known throughout the world. International visitors have stopped there for years to view his impressive stacked pillars of rocks and boulders on their way to Big...More

2  Thank Joan2010
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I had read about the garden on TripAdvisor, and was interested to see the art of balancing rocks, having seen some YouTube videos on the art form. My group of four was reluctant, but agreed. We were all so glad we did. It was so...More

2  Thank Wart99
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Right along highway 1, this is definitely worth a walk-through. The artist invites strangers to take a look around and even have a picnic. Total peace and love.

2  Thank lilfoot921
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We were looking for something different to do or see in Carmel , and we certainly found it. We found the directions on Trip Advisor which led us right to the place. We parked right on the street after spotting the stacks of rocks around...More

2  Thank adrizan
Reviewed 31 October 2013

It is worth a stop because it is unusual. However, not much time needed to be devoted. 15 minutes will do it. Easy access from Highway 1.

Thank Michael G
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