Welcome to the Annie B. Ryan House & Gardens!

The Annie B. Ryan House and Gardens restoration project is an ongoing effort to preserve and protect an important part of Eureka’s history. The Garden mission is to educate about gardening, including the use native plants, and to create a beautiful garden setting for the neighborhood.

The original Pierce Ryan house was built in 1869, although destroyed by fire in 1969, the Rose Garden and Memorial Patio sit in its footprint. The remaining home on the property is now called the Annie B. Ryan House and it was built in 1892.

This has been and continues to be a volunteer effort. Many people and organizations should be mentioned and thanked for all they have done in the continuing restoration process, but special thanks has to be given to the following: Ron and Melanie Kuhnel, Josh Kuhnel, Bill Hole, Carol Green, Claire Perricelli, Pam and Brandon Stronks, Paul Wachs, Chris Honer, Monty Caid, Leslie Lollich, Deborah Giraud (and the UCCE Master Gardeners program), Nicole Spencer, Pierson Building Center, the Ink People Center for the Arts, and the College of the Redwoods.

The Gardens are reflective of an earlier time in our history and of the individuals that maintain them now.

Thank you, we hope you enjoy your visit to our Gardens.

The Annie B. Ryan Gardens are open for all visitors during daylight hours. Several UCCE Master Gardeners and others volunteer their time and talents to help this garden grow. We hope you enjoy and respect the gardens. If you would like to know more, come visit! We meet every Wednesday from 10–12 to maintain our beautiful garden for all!

Early view of Annie B. Ryan home and vegetable and rose gardens

Early stages of Annie B. Ryan home restoration and landscaping of vegetable and rose gardens.

View from south native plant garden

View from south native plant garden

Melanie Kuhnel Heritage Rose Garden

The gorgeous Melanie Kuhnel Heritage Rose Garden.

The vegetable garden

The vegetable garden.

Annie B. Ryan House & Garden