John Medica's Castles and GardenJohn Medica (1900 - 1989)




5000 Medica Rd, Santa Rosa, California, 95405, United States


1960 to 1977

Visiting Information

The site is on gated, private property; however, there are accounts of visitors showing up to the site and being allowed in to view the work. 

About the Artist/Site

A native of Slovenia, Medica built a series of cement castles, walkways, and ponds on his ½-acre Santa Rosa lot. The site is now surrounded by an upscale residential subdivision, and many of the components are in disrepair. It is unavailable for public viewing. California Historical Landmark #939.

~ Jo Farb Hernández



concrete, rock, pebbles

SPACES Archives Holdings

3 folders: clippings, correspondence, maps, pamphlets, images, historic resources inventory, preservation docs

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Map & Site Information

5000 Medica Rd
Santa Rosa, California, 95405 us
Latitude/Longitude: 38.45048 / -122.665129

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Trevor Martin December 19, 2020

I would like to gain access to John Medica Garden and build a photogrammetry scan based virtual tour in the name of aiding preservation and bringing attention to these wonderful things I’m finding while living here. -Trevor