Wine in the Woods, the SVI Fundraiser, is Saturday, April 7! The Gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday 10-5.


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The Sequatchie Valley Institute

Cordially invites you to Wine in the Woods

April 7, 2018

Tours 3:00 pm (CDT) Tasting 5:00-11:00

Explthe magic and novelty of life while tasting experimental wines, meads, elixirs, and other oddities from our cellar, cave, and apothecary.

Take a guided tour on land protected by the Land Trust of TN through our permaculture landscape, hand-crafted solar structures, and Pipsissewa Arboretum Trail. Then, settle into a relaxed evening of delicious and exotic specialties, including non-alcoholic naturally-flavored carbonated drinks, house-made with fresh spring water.  Be entertained by live music with Nexus and a visually stunning light display by Tree Dimensional.

Bring a tent, flashlight, and bedding and enjoy a night under the stars. You may wish to bring your own favorite party food to share. Children are welcome!

The tax-deductible minimum donation for Wine in the Woods is $25/person and $40/family.

You may also visit the Liquidambar Art Gallery, where you will discover pottery, paintings, glass work, and sculptures created by local artists.

Sequatchie Valley Institute is located at 1233 Cartwright Loop Whitwell, TN 37397, between Dunlap and Whitwell just 45 minutes from Chattanooga.

Contact us via landline: (423) 949-5922/4598 Cell: (770) 241-3958 or (404) 406 1246  We’re on Facebook!

SVI is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization promoting education and research in sustainable green living and forest ecology, with nature trails, a 100-plant arboretum, a retreat center, tours for kids and adults, and Liquidambar Art Gallery featuring local artists.

This is your chance to see the new display of Patrick’s Future Archaeology sculptures and kaleidoscopes



before he leaves for the spring art shows. Carol has plenty of beautiful mugs as well as plates, bowls, and bottles available.




We now have a new selection of Michelle’s place-based watercolors.



Wildflowers are blooming all around the parking area, if you don’t want to hike!  And don’t forget–the second wildflower hike is April 14, if you missed this one.S W H flyer 2018 current





Open today!

You may not see another beautiful cool and clear day like this for a month, so come to the gallery and take an easy nature hike with the kids.  Kaleidoscopes and mugs are here now, along with Michelle’s watercolors and more.

Gallery and Trails Open July 2 and 3.

Come and try out the new Pipsissewa Arboretum Trail!  Patrick has lots of beautiful new kaleidoscopes ready to go and dogwood decorated pottery is on the shelves.  Bring a picnic for a pre 4th party!2014-11-13 17.08.40.jpg2014-11-13 17.04.56.jpgoptical.jpg

Gallery Open this Weekend!

Come on out to the valley thus weekend! Temps will be cooler we hope. We’ll make up some cold herb tea. We also have Sequatchie Cove Cumberland cheese to try. Just ask! Our easy self guided forest trails are available for hiking. Call Carol or Johnny 423 949 4598/5922 for more info.