Building a Timeless Garden

One tree at a time with the support of many

Over the last few years, many individuals — some friends and some well-wishing strangers — have jumped in to help us create this garden. Each of them stepped forth to buy a tree — some many trees — to help us create this botanical garden at Siva Ashram.

Some of them live far away from Costa Rica and shared that they do not have the means to come visit but still wanted to be a part of this creation.

Coffee Plant

Our Worldwide Family of Tree Donors

Helping to create a garden that will live on for centuries.
269 trees donated by 76 donors from 10 countries.


Angela Alfieri (USA)
Brock Ater (USA)
Shaiskandan Balasingham (Canada)
Dawn Beauchesne (USA)
Rupa Bhashyam (USA)
David Brower (France)
Robin Buck (USA)
Amy Bustin (USA)
Constance Carpenter (USA)
Christian Chaléat (Germany)
Cara Chambers (USA)
Prisca Chen (USA)
Luis Cortes (Spain)
Marc Couvillion (USA)
Irina D (Spain)
Kristen de Bruyn (USA)
Isabelle De Nadon (USA)
Sven Drumev (USA)
Pamela Forrester (Australia)


James Francis (United Kingdom)
Mike and Kristin Fritz (USA)
Britta Fülle (Germany)
Ruth Garcia (USA)
Michael Gehard (USA)
Shawn George (USA)
Jasmine Grace (USA)
David Grover (USA)
Patricia Hall (USA)
Timothy Hamilton (USA)
John O. Hearin (USA)
Shirin Irani (USA)
Margaret Jennings (USA)
Veronica Jones (USA)
Julie Jumonville (USA)
Nicolas Kasanzew (USA)
Joel Knepp & Lynda McClanahan (USA)
Steve Kravitz (USA)
Bri-Ann Ladowski (USA)
Rachel Landis (USA)


Andrew Lark (Australia)
Marci Lee (USA)
Jon & Marni Levitt (USA)
Joshua Loeske (USA)
Michael Lützenkirchen (Germany)
Mat McDermott (USA)
Tatjana Meyer (Germany)
Louise Nelson (United Kingdom)
John O Hearin (USA)
Kathleen Offermann (USA)
David Ohendalski (USA)
Susan Painter (USA)
Stefani Peikin (USA)
Phoebe Perdreau (France)
Sofia (USA)
Rani Ramasawmy (Mauritius)
Chris Robinson (USA)
Erica Rotstein (USA)
Flona Rumsa
Yvonne Schwartz (USA)


Sebene Selassie (USA)
James Sheils (USA)
Angela Shore (USA)
Steven Showalter (USA)
Barbara Singer (USA)
Carol Starmack (USA)
Clinton Swett (USA)
Patricia Talbot (USA)
Debbie Turczan (USA)
Bhagyashree Urdhwareshe (USA)
Johanna van de Graaff (Australia)
Danielle van der schans (Netherlands)
David Vega (USA)
Sheela Venkatakrishnan (India)
Shivakumar Vishwanath (India)
Anita Von schoenborn (USA)
Helen Vong (USA)
Roberta Zimmerman (USA)

Dandapani poses next to one of the Ceiba Pentandra trees that was planted in June 2016. It is rumored that this tree can grow 11 feet a year. We didn’t quite believe that until now. When we planted it, it was around 6-feet tall and today, 18 months later, it is well over 20-feet tall with a massive trunk.

Sponsor a tree.

Help build a spiritual botanical garden.