Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Our Organic Garden

The Island's USDA Certified Organic Garden

Our garden was first planted in 2006 in the corner of what was once a cattle and horse corral located just beyond the Lodge compound on Beach Road. Our garden has been USDA certified organic since 2008 and has grown to a half acre of raised beds, perennial plantings, native items, citrus, blackberries, a diversity of seasonal herbs, vegetables and flowers, and a rotating variety of cover crops to enhance our sandy soil. This is all complemented by an intensive soil composting program from kitchen peelings, shredded office paper and organic materials.

Our Chef and Head Gardener plan each season’s planting, from the selection of seeds and plants to harvesting and the farm-to-table integration of garden foods into guest meal menus.

Garden Walks with our gardener or a naturalist are a favorite guest activity year-round.

See Our Garden Photo Gallery | Read Our Garden Blog | Guest Dining

“Meals are served at family-style tables in the Lodge and feature locally sourced items. At one dinner, one of the platters held eight kinds of roasted vegetables from the Island's organic garden.”
–ROBERT JENKINS, TAMPA BAY MAGAZINE