Creating an environmentally sustainable flower haven for pollinators - and humans alike. Sharing our connections to the natural world through the music of flowers, intuitive and flower based workshops and immersive retreats.
We grow beautiful flowers in tune with the seasons, without chemicals or pesticides, providing safe homes and food for pollinators—and flowers for humans to enjoy! We teach flower and art workshops in our studio at Alchemy Farm, on Salt Spring Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. All of the flowers for workshops are harvested directly from our gardens, right outside our studio doors!
Private and group workshops range from working with flowers and intuition to flower growing, floral design and large scale floral installation. Corporate day retreats are custom crafted for individual groups. We also offer a limited number of private private flower/nature retreats that include accommodation and your choice of workshops.
Each year, award winning environmental artist, Ingrid Koivukangas, co-creator of Alchemy Farm, creates a special environmental art project at Alchemy Farm—the opening of this work coincides with Canadian Flowers Week in July. The Alchemy Farm Sound Garden, an Interactive Garden Tour, created in the summer of 2019, reopens in Spring 2020—come and hear the music of flowers!
We are not currently booking weddings or offering flower deliveries. Flowers are available, in season, at our farm stand.
We believe in giving back and are proud members of KIVA, partial proceeds from all workshop and flower sales support farmers in third world countries.
From Sound Garden Visitors...
Absolutely marvellous gardens! So much to see and learn and the flower music is awesome!
Thank you for creating such an enchanting place for us to visit, enjoy the beauty and harmony of the flowers and connect with each other in a beautiful and natural space.
Many thanks for sharing your passion with us! A powerful, immersive and educative experience!
Beautiful garden and energy in this wonderful place. The music adds a magical touch. Thank you!
It's not every day that the Flowers talk back to you! Thank you so much for creating and sharing the experience.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND ETHICAL FLORAL BASED GIFTS. OUR FLOWER WORKSHOPS ARE VERY POPULAR AND INCLUDE A BEAUTIFUL GIFT CERTIFICATE
from flower workshop participants...
What a wonderful experience!… It was so nurturing to connect with the beauty of the farm, learn about the huge selection of flowers and plants on the Island. Ingrid (owner) was so knowledgable and so warm and kind… and patient, as we brought along our mother in law (78 yrs) and were able to spend time resting between the sections of tour. We were provided with some yummy treats and coffee before our bouquet design lesson. Overall, the experience was wonderful and I most certainly give it 5/5.
Magical place. Glad that my mom and I joined this tour+workshop. Ingrid is very knowledgeable on flowers and love her unique style of floral arrangements. Floral and nature lover won't be disappointed. Thank you.
Thank you so much Ingrid. What a beautiful garden you have. The workshop was so much fun and informative. I will be back!
Such a wonderful way to spend a day!! Thank you for sharing your garden and expertise with us!
Thank you so much for the great flower workshop! Really enjoyed myself!