• Discover you next healing destination

    Immerse yourself in one of our rentals on 45 acres of peaceful land

  • "This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites one family. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. The earth is sacred and men and animals are but one part of it. Treat the earth with respect so that it lasts for centuries to come and is a place of wonder and beauty for our children." - Chief Seattle, Squamish and Duwamish chief

    Horticultural Therapy Programs

    Heal the mind and soul

    Our Horticultural Therapy Programs are developed and run by Cheryl Cohan, BA, MMFT, RMFT, who is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist and Horticultural Therapist.

    Biodynamic Nature Retreat

    Immerse yourself

    Experience the full 45 acres of forested meadow teeming with wildflowers, grasses, sedges, ponds, paths and a labyrinth in a natural biodynamic setting.

    Accommodations

    Stay in one of our unique rentals

    Choose between our Pond Cabin, Tiny House, Bunkie, Deluxe Wall Tent, or a variety of private campsites tucked away in the forest.

  • Rentals

    Pond Cabin

    Our fully furnished, two-bedroom, Pond cabin is the perfect cozy home away from home. Sleeps 3-4 people and is a great destination for a break from the city life. Just a two-minute walk away from the main beach, restaurant, stores, and sport courts. Pond cabin is accessible for all types of activities in all seasons. The benefit of this site is the outdoor land space, lots of greenery available to park trucks, trailers, RV’s, you name it. Accommodations include wifi, barbecue with utensils, cooking basics and silverware, kitchen appliances and much more! For further information, please select book now or contact us below.

     

    Tiny House

    Take a trip to stay in our Tiny House! Comfortably sleeps 2-3 guests, the Tiny house is the perfect couples retreat or a few friends looking for an outing. A lot of the same great amenities as the Pond cabin but in a more intimate setting. Disconnect and immerse yourself in the retreat, explore the land and take a trip to the beach. For further information, please select book now or contact us below.

    Bunkie

    If you are looking for more of a camping experience but still want to be in a yurt, the Bunkie is your next spot! Perfect for two, the Bunkie is a simple cabin for those just looking for a spot to rest. Similar to our other listing, the Bunkie is just walk away from the rest of Matlock waiting to be explored. Bunkie has basic electricity, large living area and a fire pit by the pond. Our hiking trails are waiting to be discovered! For further information, please select book now or contact us below.

    Deluxe Wall Tent

    Enjoy camping but want a special glamping experience? The Deluxe Wall Tent is for you! Up to four guests can walk through the forest to our canvas tent destination. Fully furnished with blankets, the Deluxe Wall tent provides a luxury environment to camping. Continue to venture into our forest and down our hiking paths or visit the town for more fun! For further information, please select book now or contact us below.

    Private Campsites

    Choose between our five individual campsites for your next getaway! Up to 6 guests per site, each campsite has a its own large living area and fire pit. All campsites are private yet close enough that there is the option to create a group camping area if desired. At our camping office, there is a tap for water and other items like firewood for purchase. Our campsites are the perfect place to immerse yourself into nature. For further information, please select book now or contact us below.

  • Programs and Events

    Horticultural Therapy Programs

    Nature has always been intertwined with the healing, learning and growing aspect of human lives. As we care for the land, we can learn to care for ourselves. Horticultural Therapy, also know as HT, utilizes the natural world with guided therapeutic practices to promote an environment for engagement and healing. The immersion in nature is proven to ease anxiety, lower stress, and calm the mind and body. HT aids participants to form new skills and spark lost skills. HT offers a variety of benefits including socialization, connection, memory improvement, coordination, balance and endurance. This form of therapy is for all age ranges and abilities as it allows our mind to connect and be one with nature.

     

    Cheryl Cohan, BA, MMFT, RMFT, is currently practicing Marriage and Family Therapy and Horticultural Therapy. She has spent more than 20 years developing, educating, and practicing evidence and research-based programs to those of all ages, abilities, and circumstances.

     

    Here at Matlock Retreat we provide nature based programs. These programs include nature bouquets, planting, painted sticks, mandalas, land art, wild explore, teas and creams and much more! Relax and enjoy nature through a different lens.

    Explore our Land

    Take a trip on our land for the day! Within our 45 acres experience the various forest path, Labyrinth, ponds, and wildlife. Fully immerse yourself with the sight, smells, sounds and energy of nature. Have a picnic, watch the sunset, appreciate the land, and cultivate awareness.

    A featured spot on our retreat is the Labyrinth! Experience the three stages: releasing, receiving, and returning. As we entre the Labyrinth, we release our thoughts and actions of our daily life, calm our mind, and open our hearts. As we reach the center, we receive peace, calm, stillness, and blessings. As we return, we let go of our past and allow the healing forces to enter and guide us into the world.

    Private Programs

    Matlock Biodiversity Retreat and Horticultural Therapy Centre private, therapeutic and recreational programs for all types of people. Groups, familiar, teams, classes, kids, and seniors are all welcome to partake. Programs are customized to your needs and goals by the direction of Cheryl Cohan.

    For individual, couple, or family therapy as well as training or consults, please contact Cheryl Cohan at diggerwoman1@gmail.com or call at 1-204-642-2452.

  • Contact Us

    10 Spruce Avenue, Matlock, MB
    1-204-223-6624