2024 Garden Events at Avena Botanicals

Medicinal Herb Garden Walks
Led by herbalist and Biodynamic gardener Deb Soule

Gardener Deb Soule

Join herbalist and gardener Deb Soule in exploring the lush beauty of the medicinal herb gardens at Avena Botanicals in Rockport, Maine -- just a ten minute drive from the beautiful ocean coast. Deb is the author of the book The Healing Garden, an inspiring guide to herb gardening and crafting herbal remedies. She is the founder of Avena Botanicals, an herbal apothecary that grows ingredients for its artisanal herbal products in the gardens she began creating there decades ago.

In this delightful hour-long tour, Deb will invite you into the pollinator Sanctuary Garden, where you will learn about a variety of medicinal plants that you can add to your own garden for your own beneficial use. Many of these herbs are also of benefit to hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

We are offering only four limited attendance herb walks in the summer of 2024. Please join us! Children ages four and under may attend the event for free. Adults and children ages 5 and older may buy a general admission ticket. No tickets will be sold at the gate on the day of the event.

If you appreciate our work, please also consider donating to support our pollinator Sanctuary Garden.

Event Dates:

Thursday, June 27th  -  3:00-4:00 PM  ** Event is now full **

Wednesday, July 10th  -  3:00-4:00 PM  ** Event is now full **

Wednesday, July 24th  -  3:00-4:00 PM  ** Event is now full **

Wednesday, August 7th  -  3:00-4:00 PM  ** Event is now full **

Tickets must be purchased online in advance; no tickets will be sold at the gate on the day of the event. 

 Garden walks at Avena Botanicals

The Rose Retreat: A one-day plant initiation
Led by Deb Soule and Lauren Valle
June 29th, 2024

Rose is calling us home to the heart.

Deb and Lauren

Join Deb Soule and Lauren Valle for a full-day immersion and initiation with our beloved Rosa rugosa in Avena's beautiful gardens.

The Rose Retreat is an incredible opportunity to be steeped in the humming vibrations of the soil, plants, and pollinators at Avena who have been nourished and honored for so many years. You will be re-calibrated toward wholeness and joy during your time in the gardens.

A plant initiation is an opportunity to be in ceremony with a plant where the plant is honored as the teacher, guide, and initiator.

Plants are dynamic beings who work with us on all levels — physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Plants have the ability to touch us deeply and profoundly transform our lives. They guide us in letting go of what we no longer need and aligning with our highest purpose and the work we came here to do in our lifetimes.

This event is not a teaching day — Deb and Lauren will serve as facilitators, holding space for you to move into deeper relationship with Rose, and for Rose to meet you where you are. You will have your own direct experience of Rose that is unique and personal to you.

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