Greetings loving friends, family, and newcomers.

My journey is to help you on your journey.

 When I was in my late thirties, I gave up all my possessions, the house, the car, my bank accounts, everything, for a bedroll, a bowl, and a spoon, and went on a walk across America to experience spirit with a group called the Christ Brothers Organization, who appeared at my front door one day.

We walked around the country for 5 years.

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

 From that experience, I decided that on that walk

I would search for a place that


would be welcome.

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

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

...a new world so to speak.


When spirit lead me to this land, it was clear to me that I was being called to do just that.

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

Soon after,

my mom & dad purchased the land to help me with my journey quest to make the world a better place.


As long as I keep paying the land taxes,

 they would gift it to me. So they created a system

that would take me eighteen years of showing my worthiness before they turned it over to me.

It was 1982 when I first moved on to the land, and all I did was clean it up.

The previous owners had never been here,

 so, it was left to become a wild west. 

 I slept on a old gun shot and sun weathered couch for three years while removing tons of broken glass, gun casings, rusted engine parts, and many other abandoned items.

 To make an honest buck, I worked odd jobs for the families in the area.


Then a friend Victor, gave me my tepee.

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

now it has a more durable shell.


I've lived it now it for 40 years.

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

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

For heat I  use a wood burning stove.

For many many years I hauled my own water.

Sometimes on foot due to the weather which can at times

be 3 feet of snow.

Eventually I dug a well.

From that point, by hand mostly, i put in 3.5 miles of water line through the boulders to create water points all over the land.

That well, along with two others, now pumps water all over the property.

Once the water was established I started planting shade trees, fruit trees,

creating rock gardens,

 cascading ponds for fish and frogs, birds, and other critters.

I formed a watering hole in the boulders, a wood-burning sauna, and created

 bird aviaries, a garden house / indoor solar shower, an outdoor kitchen, many vegetable gardens...and much more.

 I opened a mountain spring right out of the hill.

Then installed storage tanks to use the spring water for our aquaculture gardens.

I co-created with nature a 300 seat three teared amphitheater in the boulders with a stage that today is used to connect with nature through seminars, camp outs, and small gatherings. 

All of this I couldn't have done without the help of the Friends of Boulder Gardens, and all those that came wandering up the road.


In 2018 we organized an LLC,

and started a Non Profit.


Boulder Gardens LLC


Boulder Gardens Sanctuary

Center for Spiritual Renewal and Education

these two allow us to operate transparently and give back to the community that we love and are always here to help.


This land future includes a greeting center, a advanced healing center, and an animal husbandry facility as well.


Today, and everyday we work to prepare the land for those that seek it.

My friends and family come together daily in the main area to help our mission to share it with you on your journey.

Thank you for being a part of its future!

Love, Garth.

Please Give Generously!

 Thank you for all the love!


Boulder Gardens Sanctuary

Center for Spiritual Renewal and Education.


Everyone is welcome.

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: (760) 821-9173


Garth's Story