The beautiful and peaceful 5-acre Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary and nursing office of Susan Clearwater are located amidst the rolling hills and woodlands of southern Indiana, a few miles from Nashville. With the help of friends, Susan has created several sunny field gardens of medicinal herbs, and also woodland gardens for shade-loving plants.
The purpose of the sanctuary is to:
- contribute to the survival and preservation of medicinal herbs by cultivating gardens and promoting wild-growth stands
- offer classes and garden walks to share knowledge of plants and their healing applications for health
- teach people how to develop and cultivate herbal gardens at their homes
- provide quality medicinal herbal products made with respect for the plants while ensuring continuation of the species
All plants at Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary, including the vegetable gardens, are organically grown and tended with great care. Successful gardening is always a co-operative venture with Mother Nature and the elements. Working with plants and Nature offers an expanded perspective of life, inviting us to live in greater harmony with our environment, and to flow with the seasonal cycles. Cultivating plants in our gardens helps us cultivate beauty, balance, joy and abundance in our personal lives in a profound and fulfilling way!
Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary is affiliated with United Plant Savers (UpS), a grassroots organization of dedicated herbalists committed to cultivating and preserving medicinal herbs and protecting the land they grow on. Green Turtle is part of the network of UpS botanical sanctuaries throughout the United States.
Nature is the most majestic cathedral.
The sacred space of a garden offers
A source of refuge from the chaos and stress of life,
Where inner peace and our connection with the
Earth and her plants are restored.
Garden tours and working with Susan are by appointment only!