KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat is an eco certified multi award winning retreat and garden located on 5 acres adjoining Maslin Reserve. A warm personal welcome awaits you, as the KalyaaNa experience begins as soon as you enter this holistic healing sanctuary. Our garden is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city and the stresses of life. With an enjoyable walk along the meandering driveway your senses are greeted with the hypnotic sounds of native birds towards the embracing and compassionate symbol of the Namaste’ Buddha who stands to greet you.
The Kitchen Garden
Food is an integral part of our retreats and the more natural food you eat, the more you will enjoy radiant health and happiness. KalyaaNa’s gardens are considered unique as they have been built to make it water wise and designed using permaculture, organic and sustainable living principles in mind. A variety a of seasonal vegetables are planted in twenty three raised garden beds made from old recycled water tanks with the fresh produce is used on our menu and the additional produce harvested and utilized in our range of brand KalyaaNa pickles, preserves and jams. With a healthy spa cuisine approach to wellness, in-house chef Karen personally chooses the freshest organic produce available from KalyaaNa’s own kitchen garden, the orchards and plantations of the Blackwood River Valley region, as well as from local farmers and suppliers. To read more about our food philosophy.
The Healing and Sensory Herb Garden
Time spent in natural environments can provide a range of health benefits, including reduced stress and lowered blood pressure. Most gardens offer visual appeal, but a healing and sensory herb garden is designed to stimulate all five senses. KalyaaNa’s healing and sensory herb garden has therapeutic value. For example, people with disabilities (such as visual impairment or dementia) can enjoy nature in a safe and tactile environment. Our healing and sensory herb garden can also make a great contribution to emotional and physical health. They can be beautiful places to relax, reflect, meditate, contemplate and talk. A blend of seasonal culinary, medicinal and fragrant herbs have been planted and include lavender, lemon grass, lemon balm, mint, curry plant, rosemary, parsley, thyme, garlic chives, oregano, and John’s Herb. Explore taste with the edible herbs in the garden. Examples of our edible flowers include nasturtiums, chamomile, elder flower and pansy.
A blank canvas when we arrived in 2011 KalyaaNa’s orchard now boasts over 50 varieties of fruit and nut trees, berry plants, citrus trees and an olive grove. Our bio-dynamic organic orchard includes plums, pears, apricots, quince, pomegranates, figs, avocados, olives, lemons, oranges, limes, almonds, apricots, nectarines, apples, cherries, loquats, bananas, blueberries, blackberries (the non-invasive variety), strawberries, kiwi fruit, passion fruit, and macadamia nuts. Although in its infancy the orchard is already providing fresh seasonal produce for us and our guests.
The Native Garden
We have planted an amazing variety of native shrubs and bushes in our garden and more than 80 bird species including Western rosellas, parrots, blue wrens, honey-eaters, finches, red robins, whistlers, pigeons, kookaburras and numerous water birds, reside on our property and in the Blackwood River Valley for all or part of each year. This amazing variety of bird life has become a major attraction at KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat. Our property’s tall marri trees provide spectacular viewing of the antics and sounds of the parrots and other birds that arrive daily to bathe in bird baths and feed in the natural feeders. We encourage a broad range of bees, frogs, turtles, butterflies and other wildlife into our garden by providing a range of shelters including hollow logs, overhanging flat rocks, dense shrubs, ponds, dams and nesting boxes. We mulch our garden beds to discourage weed growth and retain water and only use natural fertilizers, manure from our animals. To read more about our environmental & sustainability practices.