butterfly garden

Richard M. Richardson

There are many permanent installations built by the creator and caretaker of Three Sisters Sanctuary,

Bicycle Arbor

bicycle arbor

This garden features a collection of bicycles that were salvaged from a hermit in Bernardston. When the hermit passed away, Richard Richardson saved the bicycles and built this garden. Richard calls this space the “Hermit’s Last Ride.” Click Here for more photos and information.

Butterfly Garden

butterfly garden

The Butterfly Garden uses butterflies to symbolize the metamorphosis from one life to another, from caterpillar to butterfly. Large butterfly sculptures adorn the area. Click Here for more photos and information.

Concept Garden

concept garden

In the center of the Concept garden stands a stone nearly seven foot tall that weighs about 15,000 pounds; around the outside are nine stones topped with crystals. These stones lean on a 45 degree angle out towards the universe.. Click Here for more photos and information.

Dance of Life Labyrinth

dance of life

When completed, this area will feature a large, two-part labyrinth for meditative walking. Two quartz stones weighing 22,000 pounds each are featured along with a border of 44 large stones. Click Here for more photos and information.

Grounded Treehouse

grounded tree house

The Grounded Tree House is home to a collection of four mannequins: Birch Boy and three female mannequins representing earth, fire and water. Click Here for more photos and information.

Illusions

illusions

White pea stone provides a bed for a massive quartz rock cleaved into two parts. Click Here for more photos and information.

Mosaic Fire Dragon

mosaic dragon

A mosaic dragon fabricated of steel, wire mesh and cement brings delight to people of all ages. Smoke curls from the dragon's mouth when the fire pit held in the dragon's belly is lit.. Click Here for more photos and information.

Outdoor Dining Areas

outdoor diningroom

Designed to resemble Hansel and Gretel’s playhouse, the Outdoor Dining Areas combine stained glass windows, beautifully romantic French ironwork featuring numerous heart shapes, and stone floors. Click Here for more photos and information.

Smokeless Firepit

smokeless firepit

This section of the Sanctuary features an outdoor sunken living room with seats for about 24 people surrounding a fire pit. Unlike a traditional fire pit, this smokeless version was made using artist Richard Richardson's knowledge of chimneys gained from his work with antique stoves. Click Here for more photos and information.

Theater-in-the-Round

theater in the round constructed of Goshen stone

This three-tiered theater-in-the-round easily seats about 200 people.  A five-foot wide patio surrounds the entire theater, which is designed as a theater in the round. Two major medallions built into the Amphitheater are made of brick, stone and glass. Click Here for more photos and information.

Tin Man of Goshen

tin man of goshen

For more than fifty years, the Tin Man has stood as a beloved landmark in locations between Leeds and Goshen, Massachusetts. Today this icon is known as the “Tin Man of Goshen” and has stood at its current location, overlooking the Good Time Stove Company and Route 112 in Goshen, MA. Click here for more photos and information.

Tina Marie Sanctuary

tinamarie sanctuary

Named in memory of artist Richard Richardson’s eldest daughter, Tina Marie, this is place for healing and meditation. Upon her passing, it became a place for the family to disperse their grief. The space deliberately has a soft, feminine feel to it. The cairn features pewter angels and is topped by a large glass ball placed by an unknown visitor.

Water Garden

water garden with mernmaid

This 16x32-foot space, positioned beside the fire pit to connect the two primal elements of fire and water, features streams and an 18-foot spillway, patios, walkways, sculpture, plant and aquatic life. Click Here for more photos and information.

Wetlands Preserve

wetland preserve

Three Sisters Sanctuary is a magical, spiritual and mystical world surrounded by 3700 acres or preserved forest and wetlands. Click Here for more photos and information.

Wishing Wheels

wishing wheels

Wagon wheels re-purposed into fanciful wishing wheels provide you with a chance to make your wish come true. Grab both wheels at the same time and give them a spin. Click Here for more photos and information.