GARDEN ARTISTRY

THE AV BOTANICAL GARDENS

Stunning beauty, solitude and pristine, emerald-green waters are the hallmark of the Smith River on the northwest corner of California. It’s not by chance this wildlife sanctuary has become the home of Alfa Vedic Gardens. Far from power lines and cell towers, Nature’s rhythms demand respect, but lavishly nurture those able to attune and listen.

As tillers of the land, it’s all about the water. The Smith River, unmarred by commercial agricultural and development remains wild and dam-free. Fed from pure bedrock at the confluence of numerous rivers, creeks, springs and three mountain ranges it is designated as one of the cleanest rivers in North America.

Nestled amidst mammoth redwood and conifer, our gardens begin and end with wild huckleberry, ladyslipper orchids and lilies under the adjacent forest canopy. Humans are by far the minority species, while river otter and bear still feast on winter salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout in the deep, crystalline pools of summer.

It is here that we grow food, cultivate herbs and wildcraft endless variants of mushroom and medicinals from our surroundings. We feel blessed to share this with you.

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