Elohee Retreat Center, Sautee, GA

A destination healing retreat center, sited on over 200 gorgeous acres in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, Elohee hosts a maximum of 100 participants for nature-immersion retreats.

As an ecological design collaboration, the retreat center facility was designed to include: miles of hiking trails, a comprehensive rainwater-harvesting system to serve as primary water supply for entire retreat with passive irrigation system, siting of teaching studios for the arts, yoga and meditation spaces, camping platforms and natural swimming pond.

Planting solutions include: a spa with an essential oil garden for on-site distillation, habitat restoration, seasonal native plant landscaping, including pollinator meadows and cut flower gardens.  Food will be produced on-site at several garden sites throughout the property:  an organic kitchen garden, a polyculture orchard, culinary, tea and medicinal plants garden, an edible flower allele, and native medicinal trail walks. What a project!  We’re thrilled to have led the Master planning process with the engaged landowners.

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