Support The Hidden Forest

The Friends of the Hidden Forest are requesting support for immediate tree and infrastructure work to keep trails publicly accessible. Please read on about why this is important and how you can help...

Hidden Forest Nursery is a wonderful community treasure located in Sebastopol, California. This breathtaking forest hosts many beautiful trees and plants in an exquisite garden setting.

The Hidden Forest invites visitors to connect deeply with nature, whether  through quiet observation or by wandering down miles of trails or participating in educational workshops about plants and ecology. Many unique species are being stewarded here, from beloved California natives to world-class Rhododendrons, to extremely rare trees, such as our Dawn Redwoods. 

The Hidden Forest needs your support. This expansive 7-acre forest and its botanical inhabitants cannot survive on revenue from nursery sales alone. We are ready to make improvements to the site to realize its sustainable potential as an important botanical reserve and educational resource.

We plan to hire a septic engineer to accommodate a new public restroom (necessary for hosting future events and classes), to maintain trails, trees and infrastructure, and to pay a permitting consultant to continue our journey towards ensuring this forest stays a community resource forever.

Here is the breakdown of some of The Hidden Forest's needs heading into the new year:
$2,500 urgent tree work
$2,500 infrastructure maintenance
$2,500 permitting consultations
$4,000 septic engineering

It is our hope to immediately raise $5,000 for The Hidden Forest before spring, with more help needed soon. With your support, we will be able to keep the gates open, grow the capacity to receive visitors, and host more classes and other gatherings in fulfillment of our mission to facilitate connection to nature and community

On behalf of The Hidden Forest and its stewards, your generosity is much appreciated.

  • Robert Johnston 
    • $100 
    • 12 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 21 d
  • Jeannette Ralston 
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Vera Vasey 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Susan Englert 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Mike Boss 
Organizer
Sebastopol, CA