Garth's is a community of artists, volunteers,
and friends who help Garth with the many chores and projects.
We ask that visitors donate what they can during their stay, but you will not be turned away due to lack of funds. All are welcome.
Our underlying principles are co-creating and cooperating with humanity and all living creatures in nature.
Our actions and our compassions work in tandem to balance everyday chaos.
Each day we reflect mentally and rejuvenate physically.
Friends help behind the scenes to ensure that all are welcome in daylight hours.
Self-care and moderation while at Garth's is about being healthy and hydrating.
Take care of your body, know your limits, and keep an eye on your friends.
Please remember we are a peaceful community where love is protected.
To do that, we ask that you leave these things at home
fireworks, loud music, weapons, candles, incense, illegal drugs, alcohol, and life-threatening sports.
While visiting please keep pets on a leash and thank you for picking up dog deposits. If you'd like to let your dog run off-leash please there are plenty of places for that, simply ask one of our stewards.
Be aware that Garth has several friendly pets that wander, including nature’s insects, animals, birds, squirrels, rabbits, lizards, bobcats, mountain lions, and many other species.
Please be extremely careful and mindful of your safety while hiking, climbing in, or on boulders. Walking through an the desert floor can be dangerous (at your own risk). Please stay on trails and pathways.
Please watch for snakes. (Summertime only) Most snakes are not aggressive,
if you see one, take another path. The boulder gardens are a no-kill community.
Be safety conscious and respectful to all the garden structures on the land.
Parents, please keep children close at all times to avoid any kind of emergency. Ponds and prickly plants can be dangerous for children. There are ponds with fish and other living creatures that have no barriers, so please watch after children.
Please drive only on main roads, avoid running over any cactus, bushes, trees, rocks, nature. Park all cars in designated parking areas. Be aware of the delicate nature of this magical desert environment.
Pack it in. Pack it out!
Please leave no trace of your visit except in loving gifts and or gestures of kindness
Please observe the watering hole guidelines posted.
Water hole attire is skimpy swimwear or nothing at all.
Garth is open and transparent.
Please use non-violent communication. Be positive and compassionate; creating a
peaceful, and conscious community vibe.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!