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.

What's Happening at the Garden?

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

Twilight Dreaming
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5:45 - 6:45pm

The Native Peace Garden is a magical place at twilight. Come relax with exercises that help shift our attention from concerns of the day to the beauty that surrounds us in the natural world. Come away feeling relaxed, supported and refreshed. Because of the nature of this activity, class size is limited to 5 people. The instructor is Johnna Tuttle and the exercises are drawn from her studies with Native American teachers.

Attendees are asked to bring a mat or folding chair and sit 10 feet apart. More classes will be offered based on weather and interest. Register by calling the center at (706) 878-3300. Donation

Plant Sale for Pollinators
Saturday, Oct. 17, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Support your pollinators and add beauty to your yard with these colorful and interesting native plants. Links provide information about the plant, how they benefit wildlife and growing info. Fall is the optimal time to plant these perennials, giving them time to root over winter. Proceeds will be used for upkeep and improvements for the Native Peace Garden.

To order, send an e-mail to with the following:

  1. the plants you want (see list below)
  2. how many you want and
  3. your name and phone number

An invoice will be sent to you. Pick-up is on Saturday, October 17 from 8-12:00 at the Native Peace Garden behind the Sautee Nacoochee post office. Checks only, written to SNCA.

open plant list...

Most plants were grown by Bakers Environmental, some are from the Native Peace Garden and garden volunteers, and Echinaceas are from Heartsease Nursery.

Day of the Dead Memorial
Sunday, Nov. 1, 8:00am - 6:00pm

This memorial is a way to remember our loved ones who have passed, and the many people who have died as a result of the pandemic. The Native Peace Garden will provide paper Monarch coloring sheets to be displayed in the garden. Sit in the peaceful garden and reflect on the life of a loved one or others who have passed as you add color to the Monarch butterfly template. Then hang it on vines in the garden where it will remain for the day. No registration is required.