Here are photos of our Moss Garden in Spring, Summer, and Winter including the Earth Shrine, Quartz Spiral, Puzzle Stones, Radiating Steps, Mandala-Making Area, and Spirit House.
Garden Sanctuaries posts are dedicated to the process of making creative garden spaces in which to commune with nature, in which to experience the intertwining of nature and spirit. Our goals are to restore and enhance wildlife habitat while providing places for healing through sitting, walking, meditating, singing, dancing, and celebrating. There is a story about the creation of our Pollinator Garden and a photo gallery of the butterflies and skippers who have come to visit. There is a description of our Moss Garden Sanctuary and a gallery of images of this favorite contemplative space. In this section you will also find an Inventory of the native flora and fauna of our Forest Garden, which contains a lot of information about the plants and their pollinators. Our gardens are certified as wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, as native plant conservation gardens by the North Carolina Native Plant Society, and as Platinum Level Bird Friendly Habitat by Audubon. We host gatherings here in the garden sanctuaries to celebrate the changing seasons. The gardens are open, by appointment, for learning about native plants and enjoying the wildlife of the two small ponds.