Gallery and Trails Open May 4-5–Come See Us!

The Gallery looks lovely and Patrick has filled his shelves with amazing new sculptures, jewelry, and kaleidoscopes. Carol is busy finishing off a new batch of pottery, almost ready for the kiln.

The trails are ready for easy walks, hiking, and running, with the trees now weighted down with fresh new leaves. A more beautiful place to spend a few hours of peace and quiet would be hard to find. The trails are a good place for the kids to run off their extra spring energy. Let us know in advance and we might have some fresh organic garden greens for sale, also.

Open today for walks and gallery visits.


The creek is running, trees are green, and summer flowers are beginning to bloom. Come for a forest walk on this cool and beautiful weekend.
The gallery is open and full of lovely new art.

The entrance to S.V.I. and the Gallery today.

Spring Wildflower Hike Saturday April 6-Gallery Closed, will reopen Sunday April 7

Be sure to come to the hike — the woods are full of blooms, both redbuds and dogwoods in their glory. You may also visit the Gallery before and after the hike today. See you here!

Plan to park at Gallery. Shuttles are available to the Trail Head and Tours.





10:30 Central: Arrive for tour of area

12:30 Central: Arrive for hikes




The First Spring Wildflower Hike at Sequatchie Valley Institute is Saturday, March 30. Gallery and Trails Open 10-5 Sunday March 31.

The Gallery will be also be open during registration for the Hike, about 10 am, and after the short hike whenever we get back, probably about 3 pm! The flowers are in full bloom, so be sure to plan for the hike. For more information, call Carol at (404) 698-5444. Carol has new mugs and small tumblers in the Gallery with impressed early spring flowers. Patrick also has new work and kaleidoscopes on display now.


Follow the link below to learn more about what we do
here at Sequatchie Valley Institute!

Click here to visit the main S.V.I. Website.

Gallery and Trails Open on this First Springtime Weekend


Yes, we will be open, and from 10-5 CDT for the spring and summer. Patrick is back with his beautiful kaleidoscopes and more. Carol has a number of new tumblers with the first spring flowers impressed on them. Don’t forget, the Sequatchie Valley Institute Wildflower Hikes are coming up, Mar 30, April 6 and 13. Plants are already in bloom, so come this weekend for a preview of the beauty in store for us this year.

Weekend Events for the Artists of the Gallery and Upcoming Wildflower Events

Patrick will be at this prestigious show Friday, Sat., and Sun. Mar. 15-17 in Atlanta: https://craftcouncil.org/shows/acc/american-craft-show-atlanta
Carol and Johnny Kimmons will be at the Plant Natives Symposium Saturday, Mar. 16, at the University Center, UTC, 2nd floor,
https://tnvalleywildones.org/plantnatives-2019/ where Carol will be showing her new tumblers, just out of the kiln, with the earliest wildflowers now blooming impressed on them. If I have time I’ll post pics of these (as soon as I get them out of the kiln) on the Liquidambar Gallery at SVI Facebook page.
The Gallery will be open Sunday, Mar. 17, closed Saturday Mar. 16.


Already blooming: Bloodroot, toothwort, spurred violets, sedges, hepatica, and more. every day. Maples are almost finished, buds bursting on the trees. The woods along the trails are thick with Little Brown Jug (wild ginger) and Cranefly Orchid leaves.




Come out to the Gallery Sunday and
Carol will give you a short hike and preview of
what’s there now and what’s to come!





Our first Spring Wildflower Hike is coming up soon, March 30!
Make your plans now.

Gallery and Trails Open Mar 9-10-Wildflowers Along Trail



Yes, despite the cold spell, the wildflowers are beginning to appear. Come and see them–even if you have to wear a raincoat and boots! Carol will be glad to give you an introduction to these fabulous native ephemerals on a short walk along the creek. Ephemeral means they don’t last long–so come check the earliest ones out. The Gallery will be open with plenty of lovely art.


We will be closed next Saturday, March 16, as Carol and Johnny will be at the Plant Natives Symposium at the UTC student center https://tnvalleywildones.org/, talking to people about Sequatchie Valley Institute, our Spring Wildflower Hikes, and the Gallery, as well as selling art with native plant themes.

Come Quick! It’s Not Raining or Snowing Today!


Yes, we are open this weekend. You will need to park at the road and walk across the roaring Hick’s Creek on our lovely bridge to get to the Gallery and the Trails which are all available. Currently cleaning up the Arboretum Trail from the winter leaves but it is still OK.



There is a map of the Arboretum Trail on the Sequatchie Valley Institute website, along with Maps of the Kodai Trail and Hemlock Grove Trail. If you walk slowly, you will discover the earliest native wildflowers peeking out of the leaves with their blooms just opening.





The Gallery continues to have fabulous art, both functional and decorative, for purchase. You’ll find the mysterious and unique work by Patrick Ironwood, including his astonishing kaleidoscopes. You will also find functional pottery, botanical wall hangings, and bird feeders by Carol Kimmons and Appalachia-inspired paintings by Michelle Kimmons.


Wildflower Hikes are coming up soon, on March 30, April 6 and 13. More information on this is upcoming. Watch the Sequatchie Valley Institute Facebook page for updated information on times, etc. Carol will show her pottery that is based on our native plants at the Plant Natives 2019 Symposium at the University Center, UTC on March 16.

Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2019
University Center, University of Chattanooga

http://tnvalleywildones.org/plantnatives-2019/

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones presents its eighth annual Plant Natives 2019! weekend of activities.  The theme for the weekend of events is “Partnering with Nature.”

The free Native Plant Marketplace & Expo on Saturday offers the opportunity to purchase native plants from four different regional nurseries.  Other interesting vendors and related organizations will also be present at the Expo.

Gallery and Trails Open Feb. 16-17, 11-4pm Central Time

Carol and Johnny are back from their adventures in warm and beautiful Puerto Rico, and they are 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.


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

We will be open all weekends through spring. Watch for the dates for the spring wildflower hikes, our next major event. Tentative dates are March 30 and April 13.