Greetings! Garth's journey is to help you on your journey.

In his late thirties, Garth gave up all his possessions. With a bowl, and a spoon, and a bed roll went on a walk across America to experience spirit with a group called the Christ Brothers Organization.

He walked around the country for 5 years.

He found he couldn't stop and just hang out anywhere without being asked to move on.

 From that experience,

Garth wanted to find a place that


would be welcome. In Garth's words;

"A place where people could come together,... with their brilliance, and their ideas, and their love,...

to engineer... well, a better world, ...

...a new world so to speak."


When spirit lead Garth to this land, He knew that this was it.

He wrote letters to my family and friends, in hopes that I would find a buyer. He took pictures, and drafted plans showing its great potential.

Soon after,

his mom & dad purchased the land to help him with his journey quest.


As long as the land taxes were paid on time,

 Garth parents would give it to him. So they created a plan

that would take eighteen years to become its rightful owner.

It was early eighties when he first moved on to the land, and all Garth did was clean it up.

The previous owners had never been here,

 so, it was left to become a wild west. 

He spent 3 years just cleaning it up, removing heaps of broken glass, gun casings, rusted engine parts, and bullet blasted tv's.

 To make an honest buck, he worked odd jobs for the neighbors and the families in the area.


Garth's friend Victor, gave him a tepee.

For 10 years through the harsh desert winters and summers the canvas lasted. Then a huge storm with high winds finally shredded it to pieces and

now it has a more durable shell.


"I've lived it now it for 42 years.

Well, I live out side mostly, except for when the weather is inclement,

that's when I go inside where it's warm and cozy.

For heat I use a wood burning stove."

For many many years Garth hauled his own water.

Sometimes on foot due to the weather which can at times

be 3 feet of snow.

Eventually he had a well dug.

From that point, by hand mostly, he put in 3.5 miles of water line through the boulders to have water in all areas where he gardens and gathers.

It took12 years.

Once the water was established Garth planted shade trees, fruit trees,

created vegetable gardens, rock gardens,

 cascading ponds for fish and frogs, birds, and other critter,

 Then, watering holes in the boulders, a wood-burning sauna, outdoor bathtubs,

 bird aviaries, garden houses / indoor solar shower, an outdoor kitchen, many rock gardens.and an amphitheater. And still there is more.

He opened a mountain spring right out of the hill.

All of it Garth did himself with the help of his friends and those that came seeking spirit.

In 2018 Garth organized a business and a Non Profit.

Garth's future plans include a greeting center, an advanced healing center,

along with an animal husbandry facility as well.


Today, and everyday,... Garth gives a lot to the land

 to help people feel welcome.

Thank you for being a part of its future!
















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Thank you for all the love!


Boulder Gardens Sanctuary

EIN # 84-2373784]

Organized for charitable purposes.  

Garth Bowles, President

Kyle Martin, Secretary

Dave Bricker, Treasurer

P.O Box 373

Pioneertown, CA 92268

Tel: 805-428-1573


Garth's Story