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Springtime Wildflower Hikes

Join us on March 30th, April 6th, and/or April 13th!

Each spring, the rich ecosystem in the coves and hollows of
Sequatchie Valley awakens with enthusiasm.


Emerging ragwort, buckeye, bloodroot, trout lily, trilliums, redbuds, and dogwood blossoms dazzle the eyes of the
adventurous as expert naturalists, ethnobotanists, and foresters guide groups of hikers through the wilds of the Southeast Tennessee bioregion.


11:00am (CST): Tour Moonshadow,
four acres of surrounding Permaculture landscape, hand-crafted structures, and Pipsissewa Arboretum Trail.

1:00pm: Continue with a two-hour walk through the forest below the bluffs, discovering native flora.

3:00pm: Take part in a more rugged hike along Hick’s Creek and up the canyon.



The suggested donation to participate in the
Springtime Wildflower Hikes is $8.
Family rates are available.
Thank you for your consideration!

WHAT TO BRING:
Sturdy boots/shoes
Long pants
Water bottle
Light lunch or snacks
Camera, ID books, & journals



All ages are welcome!

As we are a wildlife refuge area, we do ask that pets stay at home.


While you’re here…
Be sure to visit the Liquidambar Art Gallery, where you will find pottery, paintings, glass works, and sculptures created by local and resident artists! Complimentary wine and cheese provided.

Liquidambar Art Gallery at Sequatchie Valley Institute, fine art and crafts by skilled artisans, including ceramics, paintings, kaleidoscopes, electroformed mixed media sculpture, and flameworked glass

Liquidambar Art Gallery and SVI Trails Open Feb. 16-17, 11-4 pm Central and Upcoming Weekends!


Carol and Johnny are back from their adventures in warm and beautiful Puerto Rico! They are energized and ready to dive back into art, trails, building, gardening, and general sustainable living! So come out and see us before the Great Floods next week keep us all inside.

Creek @ S.V.I. Entrance


The creek is flowing beautifully and the gallery is full of fabulous art, from functional pottery to kaleidoscopes, books on sustainable living, and paintings.

Liquidambar Art Gallery at Sequatchie Valley Institute, fine art and crafts by skilled artisans, including ceramics, paintings, kaleidoscopes, electroformed mixed media sculpture, and flameworked glass
Check-in/registration for events is at the large art desk on the left side of the Liquidambar Art Gallery.






We will be open all weekends through spring. Watch for the dates of the Spring Wildflower Hikes, our next public event. The set dates for the Hikes are March 30, April 6, and April 13.  For more information see the Springtime Wildflower Hikes event page, or the Liquidambar Blog!




Click here to visit S.V.I.’s Facebook page.

Photo of Bloodroot on the Springtime Wildflower Hike at Sequatchie Valley Institute

Liquidambar Gallery will be closed Dec. 29-30, will reopen Jan 5-6

The mysterious art of Patrick Ironwood will be on full display when we reopen, and the trails are now clear of leaves. We expect good weather and the creek will be running nicely.

Visit the Liquidambar Gallery Blog website for more information.

Are you Ready for Christmas? Liquidambar Art Gallery at SVI can Help!

But call/contact us for times before coming out. We are here today and will probably be around all weekend, when we expect better weather, with sunshine on Saturday. With all this rain, the creek will be running strongly along the Hemlock Grove Trail.

Walking on our forest trails will relieve that holiday stress and will give the kids a chance to run, yell, and get dirty.

Support your local artists and S.V.I. at the same time! 10% of sales in the Gallery help support the educational programs here.

Call for info on our work, programs, and open hours.  We will probably be open from 11am till 4pm on December 21-24, but check first.

Call Carol at: (404) 698-5444.


Patrick Ironwood will be at
North Point Mall in Alpharetta, GA
this Friday-Sunday, so visit him there
to experience his eerie and spectacular art.  You will find the perfect gift
for that special person.


Christmas Market at Lower Level North Point Mall
Fri, Dec 21 – Sun, Dec 23: 8am – 8pm.
Come out for a weekend of shopping, food and great Christmas fun.
Visit with unique artists with great gift ideas.

A Taste of What You May Find in the Gallery