Spring Garden Retreat – on Iona

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For details of registration and programme start time see here.

Eveline Rodenberg

This is an opportunity to enjoy the magical Isle of Iona and practice Love in Action at the same time! We will be gardening together in Traigh Bhan's beautiful flower and vegetable garden: preparing it for the season in spring and putting it to bed with an application of seaweed in autumn (click here for details of the autumn retreat). Afternoons and evenings will be free.

Situated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island known as a historic place of pilgrimage. Traigh Bhan is the Findhorn Foundation's retreat house on this magical island.

Traigh Bhan offers the opportunity for quiet contemplation, while the island itself - with its views and spectacular coastal scenery - is ideal for long walks of exploration and contact with nature's beauty.

If you need time to integrate the lessons of a workshop or space to reflect on your own journey and next steps, Traigh Bhan is the perfect place for spiritual rest and renewal. Comfortable and well-equipped, the house has its own peaceful sanctuary for prayer and meditation. Our residential Foundation custodian can guide you in making the most of your time.

For Foundation bus information to Iona please contact our Transport Department:
Tel: +44 (0)1309 678020 or email:

If you are making your own travel arrangements, please let the custodian on Iona know what time you will arrive on Saturday at Traigh Bhan. It is best to phone around meal times during the week as the custodian is away from the house meeting the ferry on Saturday morning. Tel: +44 (0)1681 700 383.

You will find some useful travel links below:
Traveline Scotland
CalMac Ferries
Bowmans Coaches on Mull

Tiered price (click here for more information): £500 / £400 / £300

Tiered Pricing

Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Includes all programme content, 7 nights accommodation (maximum 6 guests) in shared rooms and vegetarian food for shared meals. Arrival time is midday Saturday, and departure time is the next Saturday morning.

Retreat Weeks at Traigh Bhan require previous participation in an Experience Week.

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Eveline Rodenburg is a naturopath and has a strong connection to plants and their usefulness: as food, medicine or dye. She lives in the Findhorn Foundation.