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In the forest

Our Why

"We found the secret garden of peace and tranquility, and we want to share it with the world."

- THE RANDLES, Founders of Porte NOIRE Gardens - 

CEO & Founder /
Outreach Director

Over 15 years ago, as a young married couple with our 2 amazing daughters, we courageously left behind our big /small city in New Jersey in search of a slower pace and increased quality of life in North Carolina.  For several years we envisioned moving back someday to that fast-paced lifestyle that had raised us, not realizing the universe would have different plans. Then the pandemic hit in 2020, and Oh Boy did the world feel the strain on our mental health and overall wellness like never before.  And that duration of mandated isolation highlighted the human spirit’s need for community and togetherness in safe spaces. As a result, our souls were secretly seeking MORE SLOW, MORE CALM, and MORE PEACE and who knew Franklinton, NC is just where we’d find it.


From the moment we first arrived on the property we knew this place was SOUL Fuel.  Just BEING in such a magical space we could feel the fresh air and tranquil energy delicately replenishing us on a cellular level.  The balance of resounding peace amidst the calming chatter of resident wildlife creates nature's harmonious melodies that lulls all your cares away.  We were blessed with this gift and we understood instantly that this rejuvenating life force that was emanating from this land could not be coveted for us alone.  We were brought to The Porte to experience its wellness benefits, and to share that natural healing with All of You!

Just don't give up what you're trying to do. Where there is Love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong


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