Visitors are welcome at Avena's gardens from May - October
gardens & shop: Monday - Friday 12 - 5
office: Monday - Friday 9 - 5
due to construction, the shop may be closed - please call ahead - (207) 594-0694
Healing Begins In the Garden
Here at Avena Botanicals we believe that healing begins in the garden. The colors and fragrances of the herbs growing in Avena's two-acre gardens are a feast for the senses and a healing balm for one's spirit. We are gardeners and artisans, working with our hands in the ways that herbalists around the world have done for centuries. We are committed to bringing you the best traditionally crafted herbal remedies possible. This means knowing exactly when each herb we harvest is at its peak, and thoughtfully preparing, by hand, each herbal extract, alcohol-free glycerite, infused oil, crème, salve, elixir and tea blend following time-tested recipes. The flavors and aromas of our herbs are pungent, sweet and strong, a testimony to the health and vitality of our organic and Biodynamic gardens.
Nearly 70% of the herbs used in our products are raised in our certified organic gardens or handpicked by our gardeners from nearby islands and meadows. What we cannot grow we purchase from other certified organic farms. Our hands-on approach gives us the opportunity to be intimately involved in each stage of production beginning with the planting of seeds all the way through to the mixing, bottling, labeling and shipping of our products. Our herbal extracts, teas, oils, salves and crèmes are filled with the healing spirit of nature and of course, entirely toxicant and cruelty free.