In 2011, William and Lillian Vanderzalm contacted Shields Date Gardens with a wonderful opportunity. The Vanderzalm’s owned a biblical garden in Vancouver, Canada. They had recently sold the property and were looking to relocate the statues to the Palm Springs area. The details were finalized and on March 1, 2011. Shield’s horticulture and landscape team then began construction. The Garden was open on a limited basis October 2012 and fully completed October 2013. The garden path winds through our 17 acre date farm. It depicts 14 scenes and includes 23 statues that chronologized Christ’s life.
We invite you to tour our magnificent garden. Proceed at your own pace, stopping to reflect and enjoy the beauty. An audio narrative can be heard using your smart phone and visiting our mobile web site.