Kindred Spirits United by Nature, Art, and Nourishing Connections
Caroline and Rosie, the dynamic duo behind Wild Ivy Retreats, are bound by their profound adoration for nature, art, and the power of mindful creation. Their shared passion extends to the joys of preparing and savouring food, fostering a sense of togetherness as they gather around the table.
Driven by a deep-seated belief, Caroline and Rosie understand that age knows no bounds when it comes to learning and growth. They embrace the idea that women of all ages have much to offer one another, finding beauty in the diverse tapestry of life experiences, wisdom, and unique journeys. With love and respect as their guiding principles, they create an inclusive and nurturing space where individuals of every life stage can flourish and thrive.
Through Wild Ivy Retreats, Caroline and Rosie unite their complementary skills and perspectives to craft transformative experiences that celebrate the harmonious interplay between nature, creativity, and mindfulness. Their shared dedication to fostering connections and creating meaningful moments infuses every aspect of their work.
With their unwavering commitment to cultivating an environment of love, respect, and shared experiences, Caroline and Rosie invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery, connection, and growth. Together, they nurture a space where the beauty of nature, the joy of artistic expression, and the power of community intertwine to create a tapestry of enriching experiences.
As the co-founder of Wild Ivy Retreats and owner of the captivating Wild Ivy space, Caroline Marson brings her deep connection with nature and her diverse skill set to create truly transformative experiences. Caroline's role extends beyond hosting retreat events in her enchanting garden alongside Rosie. She leads guests on guided foraging walks, sharing her wealth of knowledge and offering tantalising tastings of nature's edible treasures. With her culinary expertise, Caroline curates plant-based menus that delight the senses, incorporating medicinal herbs for inspired recipes and teas. A champion of sustainability and creative gardening, Caroline promotes the no-dig gardening approach and shares her wisdom on growing your own food. With a background in culinary arts, including training at the prestigious Cordon Bleu and serving as the former Cookery Editor at Good Housekeeping Magazine, Caroline brings a wealth of expertise to her role. As an experienced food stylist in the UK and Australia, she has honed her skills over 20 years.
Beyond her culinary prowess, Caroline is a passionate artist, dedicated forager, rewilding gardener, and committed environmentalist. Caroline's multifaceted background and boundless enthusiasm infuse every aspect of Wild Ivy Retreats, ensuring an extraordinary and unforgettable experience for all who join her on this magical journey.
Rosie, a visionary artist and co-founder of Wild Ivy Retreats, brings her creative spirit and expertise to craft transformative experiences. With a specialisation in sculpture, Rosie has built art and wellbeing spaces at renowned music festivals throughout the UK, including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, and Reading, among many others. For nearly a decade, she ran a Henna tattoo festival shop, adding a touch of artistry and beauty to these vibrant events. Deeply committed to holding sacred space, Rosie traveled to Guatemala to train with Kula Collective, receiving certification (50 hrs with Yoga Alliance) as a sacred space holder. Through her serene and calming presence, she creates beautiful environments that support, calm, and empower individuals on their healing journeys. Rosie's guided meditations and ceremonies, rooted in ancient practices, evoke blissful states of mind and deep connections with the self and nature. Rosie's creativity extends beyond spiritual practices as she leads eco-friendly creative making and building sessions. Her artistic prowess shines through in designing artwork and crafting our seasonal "Nature Wisdom Cards," which offer insights and inspiration drawn from the natural world.
With her profound artistic vision, dedication to sacred practices, and commitment to empowering others, Rosie brings a unique and transformative touch to the Wild Ivy Retreats experience. Her presence and creations invite participants to tap into their inner wisdom and connect with the magic of their surroundings.