Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia


Sautee Nacoochee Native Peace Garden

The Native Peace Garden was dedicated on June 22, 2019. The idea for the garden began in 2015, when the late Helen and Jack Mott gifted a portion of their adjoining land to SNCA.

The Native Peace Garden is located behind the Sautee Post Office.

large oak tree

A large oak tree on the site - estimated to be 150 to 200 years old - overlooks a creek sitting above a floodplain behind the Sautee Nacoochee Post Office.

The Native Peace Garden is the first part of an overall master plan that will improve and unite the many features of the SNCA campus. The plan was developed in 2016 by the SNCA board of directors, working with the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission.

Special thanks to Helen and Jack Mott, donors; Allen Stovall, landscape design; Bob Slack, construction; Lynda Doll, coordinator; and Johnna Tutttle, naturalist.

Open from sunrise to sunset, the Native Peace Garden is available for the public's enjoyment.

Yoga in the Native Peace Garden
Yoga in the Native Peace Garden
[Photographer: Johnna Tuttle]

Meditation in the Garden
meditation trees

Mindfulness brings us more fully into the present moment, inviting calm and peace of mind, while Metta guides us into compassion for ourselves that we then extend out to those around us and our global community.

Taught by Linda Davis who has practiced since 1985 and taught since 1992. Linda offers clear instructions for beginners with time to practice and a brief Q & A at each session.

Please bring something to sit on and bug-stuff if you'd like; and please wear your mask. Every Monday, 9:00 - 9:30am.

These sessions are offered freely but Linda will accept donations if you are able and feel moved to do so.

Questions? or call 706-878 6700.