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Mandala Gardens

1704 N State St, Marion, IL 62959-5302
+1 618-889-9228
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very nice and accommodating keepers of the gardens.

The family has worked hard to turn this into a contemplative and beautiful space. Unfortunately we... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
ampanmangal
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Georgia
Walk the paths

Honestly this is one most beautiful places I've been In a while. It's minutes from downtown. When I... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Jessica H
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Mandala Gardens is a seven-acre holistic sanctuary built one day at a time by owners Diana and Greg, who have shared a decades-long vision of creating healing and beauty with stones and soil. Always an artistic work in progress, Mandala Gardens features stone sculptures, a labyrinth, quiet sitting spots, pathways, flowers, herb gardens, farm animals and wildlife. Open by appointment and reservation only.
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“stone work” (2 reviews)
“goats” (5 reviews)
“labyrinth” (2 reviews)
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1704 N State St, Marion, IL 62959-5302
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+1 618-889-9228
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The family has worked hard to turn this into a contemplative and beautiful space. Unfortunately we were not very savvy to Illinois weather and when we visited in early April, very little was blooming, and it was really cold. The paths and the labyrinth were...More

1  Thank ampanmangal
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mandala g, Owner at Mandala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

It was lovely to meet you when you came to visit! Please do make another visit. We have exciting new projects underway. Meanwhile, enjoy your continued travels, and thank you for coming by!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Honestly this is one most beautiful places I've been In a while. It's minutes from downtown. When I went they had box for Payments. Beautiful pix can be taken here. Easy walking.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Very pretty. Great for pictures. All different types of flowers. Homecoming pictures would look wonderful.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Mandala Gardens is a very special place that I experience as a gift from Diana and Greg, the dedicated stewards of this oasis each time I visit. The sacredness that I experience when I am walking the labyrinth, sitting on the moongate's circle overlooking the...More

1  Thank bickelbarbara
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Mandala Gardens, which was built with hand-hewn craftsmanship and heart-inspired vision, is well worth stopping at for a walking meditation that will inspire you with wonder at the nexus nature and artistry. It is a completely unexpected oasis of peace and beauty at any time...More

Thank Michele M
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I would never expect to find such a beautiful and well kept space in the middle of Marion, Illinois. The beautiful stone work of the gates caught my attention, and as soon as I stepped inside, I could feel all the love and hard work...More

Thank Caróu M
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Viewing the pond through the moongate is a tranquil experience. The stone work is evocative and the goats are a playful treat. A unique and inspiring space.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Visited early April and not much growing. Lots of mud and branches lying around. Could possibly be nicer in early to mid summer but was basically a waste of time. Potential is there and will have to visit later in the year to see if...More

Thank Susan A
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stopped in for a short visit to Mandala Gardens. It was surprising the amount of work they have done to this small piece of land and still lots more to do. Love the stone work they have done. There were goats, chickens and ducks;...More

3  Thank sunrisern
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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

These beautiful botanical gardens are just starting and have a looooong way to go before the "finished dream project" but even what they already have is gorgeous. Me and my family really enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the sculptures, goats, chickens, etc. The couple...More

10  Thank gmitchell91
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mandala g, Owner at Mandala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you for your kind words! We have added new stone sculptures and a labyrinth since your last visit here, and we continue to dream and build!

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MI G
9 April 2018|
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Response from mandala g | Property representative |
Yes, pets are allowed if kept on leashes.
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Betty P
10 October 2016|
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Response from mandala g | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question. Yes, our gardens are more developed than from when the 2014 review was first posted. We have added additional sculptures and gardens, including a large stone labyrinth. We are still very... More
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treedude0
1 June 2015|
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Response from mandala g | Property representative |
Yes, we have a gravel parking area that is large enough for a motor coach.
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