The private estate, Ventura Farms, is a 2,200-acre ranch featuring various gardens such as the Family Garden, Secret Garden, English Garden, Rose Garden, Grand Allee of Thai Sculptural Boulders; mined from the River Kwai in Thailand, and Redwood Allee. A herd of Santa Gertrudis cattle, Reindeer, Kashmir sheep, Arabian horses and about 800 Koi in a large lake are part of the estates zoological interests. Fascinating architectural beauty abounds, such as the Chinese Scholar House, Sound of Water Pavilion, Poet's House, Japanese Tea House and an 18,000 sq. ft. Conservatory that houses over 25,000 orchids.
Self-made billionaire David H. Murdock, owner of Dole Food Company and Castle and Cooke, rarely opens his doors to the esteemed property.
Featured at the event will be:
Cigars and Scotch / Whiskey tastings
Multi-million dollar light and music show set amongst the boulders and gardens
Entertainment by Grammy-winning jazz artist
April 2, 2016