Ganna Walska learns of Grindell-Matthews’ death at his home/laboratory in Wales. Bernard declares his love and proposes. Ganna travels to California for six weeks and is inspired to purchase a small self-sustaining ranch or farm. Bernard comes to California to look for a property to serve as a home and a spiritual retreat for Tibetan lamas.

Ganna Walska purchases the 37-acre Cuesta Linda, which she renames Tibetland and hires landscape architect Lockwood de Forest, Jr. to design an orchard, succulent garden and various gardens around the cottages.