Welcome to Our Forest Gardens

The Living Centre, founded in 1983, is a 50-acre educational sanctuary located in the heart of the Carolinian bioregion, which is known for having more biodiversity than any other Canadian bioregion. The milder climate, longer summers, and lower snowfall have supported the creation of The Living Centre’s diverse landscapes, such as wild meadows, ponds, organic fruit orchards, gardens and a native plant medicine trail that takes you into the beautiful Carolinian forest.

Pics of Centre Summer

Sacred Medicine Wheel Herb Garden

The sacred medicine wheel garden was established in 1983 with the intention of teaching herbal education and nature awareness; it became known across Canada as one of the most diverse gardens of its kind with over 500 species of medicinal and edible herbs. The first thing to be planted in 1983 was a Peace Pole that reads: “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in four languages, to remind everyone who enters the garden that peace is simply a choice.

While the sacred medicine wheel garden continues to provide an abundance of medicinal and edible plants for culinary use and making herbal extracts for the Apothecary Clinic, the tea gardens, reciprocity garden, vegetable garden, wildflower gardens, and other gardens also adorn The Living Centre with their abundant nourishment.

We welcome you to join us and be nourished within the beauty of our Earth Sanctuary.

Our Forest Garden Historical Timeline