Proud to be an American Horticultural Society, Garden of Excellence Award Recipient!

Welcome to Alchemy Farm

Home of the Alchemy Flower Oracle and Eco Heart Oracle. We host Flower Music Sound Garden Tours, and Intuitive and Flower Workshops, at our beautiful 10 acre farm on Salt Spring Island.  We invite you to join us in this magical place of discovery, slow down and reconnect with Nature. The Alchemy Farm Sound Garden Tour reopens in Spring 2020 ~ come and hear the music of flowers and experience a garden in a unique,  immersive and unforgettable way.

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.

Reconnect with Nature: Experience a Garden Like Never Before.

Visit the Alchemy Farm Flower Music Sound Garden, an Interactive Garden Tour when it reopens in Spring of 2020. Explore the gardens in small, intimate, groups led by environmental artist, Ingrid Koivukangas. Bring your Smartphone/Tablet, with a QR Code Reader Installed, and listen to the music of flowers!

From Sound Garden Visitors...

Absolutely marvellous gardens! So much to see and learn and the flower music is awesome! 

Audrey

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. 

Reina

Many thanks for sharing your passion with us! A powerful, immersive and educative experience!

Tim

Beautiful garden and energy in this wonderful place. The music adds a magical touch. Thank you!

Janice

It's not every day that the Flowers talk back to you! Thank you so much for creating and sharing the experience.

Kristen

Alchemy Farm Flower and Intuitive School

Imagine if you could come to a place where you immediately felt nurtured and held, where you are invited to reconnect deeply with Nature, with your own intuition. Imagine that you could immerse yourself in the scents and textures of hundreds of different kinds of flowers. Take a walk through a sunlit alder forest just to listen to the sounds of the trees, and bird song. Close your eyes and stand in the middle of a field to feel the breeze softly touch your face, while the sun warms you and the fragrance of blackberries fills your senses. Look up to the blue sky to see eagles soaring overhead as ravens swoop down low to greet you. Imagine giving yourself the time to immerse yourself in nature while allowing your imagination to soar as you discover a feather on the path, or a special flower captures your imagination. Imagine taking these moments and transforming them into creative expressions that reconnect you to Nature–to yourself. This is Alchemy Farm.

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Messages from the Garden ~ Journal

Alchemy Farm Sound Garden - Interactive Sound Installation and Garden Tour: Opens July 18, in honour of Canadian Flowers Week, and runs to September 15, 2019

Alchemy Farm Sound Garden - Interactive Sound Installation and Garden Tour: Opens July 18, in honour of Canadian Flowers Week, and runs to September 15, 2019

The Alchemy Farm Sound Garden, is an interactive garden tour. Bring your Smartphone or Tablet along with headphones to explore the Sound Garden—don't forget to download a QR Reader to your device to access the sound files. 
Spring at Alchemy Farm

Spring at Alchemy Farm

The front show garden is filling out with spring green in all shades and textures. Narcissus are waving cheerfully from all over the farm. Hyacinth are announcing themselves in perfumed strains on the breezes. The Hellebores are holding up their drooping heads alongside the Vinca and newly emerging Violets. Early tulips have started joining the party. 
The Perfection of Flower Messengers - Behind the Alchemy Flower Oracle

The Perfection of Flower Messengers - Behind the Alchemy Flower Oracle

As I’ve worked with the flowers from choosing the seeds to germinating them and tending them, transplanting them and caring for them, I’ve worked with their energy. Each flower species feels different, they each carry a deep and ancient energy that manifests as flowers. Like us they are made of stardust and dinosaur bones, of incantations, breath of our Ancestors, that have travelled the Earth for eons. They are sacred beings, part of the circle of life that we all belong to.


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.

Monica

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.

Ruby

Thank you so much Ingrid. What a beautiful garden you have. The workshop was so much fun and informative. I will be back!

Margaret

Such a wonderful way to spend a day!! Thank you for sharing your garden and expertise with us!

Brenda

Thank you so much for the great flower workshop! Really enjoyed myself!

Linda

In wildness is the preservation of the world

Henry David Thoreau