Mullins' Mendocino Stonezone

Gualala, CA
Open Days, Water feature, Xeriscape, Garden structures, Garden sculpture

For over a decade, annually or biannually, for weeks at a time, Peter Mullins has hosted multiple masons from around the world to add to the splendor of his Gualala estate. With 45 acres of natural forested land, Peter has extensively worked on brush and tree thinning while lifting the canopy to add depth and create a more fire defensive environment. Adding hardscaping became a natural... clean the forest, add stone. Beautiful and functional, the hardscaping enhances the scenic environment and provides protection from erosion. Guests are invited to explore the myriad of whimsical stone structures including garden follies, pebbled pathways, sculptural installations, stone patios, and walls, plus the completed Fish Rock Irish Watch Tower overlooking the forest and Pacific. Come ready to walk, ask questions, discover traditional techniques and become inspired. While in the area, other noteworthy outdoor installations in the Mendocino Stone Zone may be found at the Gualala Arts Center, constructed during the 2016 Stone Foundation Stone Symposium, as well as the stone “picket fence” installed recently at the Point Arena Lighthouse.

Directions: From Highway 1 head east on Fish Rock Road for 2.2 miles. Main property is on left, secondary property on right. Parking is available near the house for those most in need, and along Fish Rock Road. Please be respectful of space, traffic, and neighbors.

Open Days 2020: May 31 - CANCELED
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to each garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance



  • This garden allows photography

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