Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation

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Welcome to the Center for
Medicinal Plant Conservation

entrance to sanctuary

Visiting the Sanctuary

Learn about our accommodations, find upcoming events, schedule a tour, a visit, or a rental.


• Rooms

• Camping

• Cabin

• Yurt

Talking Forest Trail

A 6-mile, information-laden trail that represents years of effort by UpS staff & our supporters. Experience the splendor of this forested herbal treasure chest!

In the video above: Take a short virtual tour of the Talking Medicine Trail at the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, filmed Fall 2020 by John Munsell.

The Reclaim Trail


The Reclaim Trail guides hikers through the story of past land use and its consequences, restoration efforts, and how the power of sanctuary can heal the land and spread biodiversity.

Duke Ethnobotanical Archives & Teaching Gardens

Art Fellowships

We welcome artists to spend time at the sanctuary exploring their artistic perspective as it relates to the role of native medicinal plants in the ecosystem through our Deep Ecology Artists Fellowship.


Medicinal Plant Conservation Program

6 Weeks in Fall/Spring. Participants learn identification, conservation & cultivation, sustainable wild harvesting practices, medicine making & more.

Interior wall with plant pictures and books
Plant art