Brigit’s Garden

A contemporary garden created in honor of a Powerful Celtic Goddess

There are parallels between this Garden and Brigit’s cross.

Much like Brigit’s cross, this garden was created with four aspects: the four aspects or four seasons of the year.

A public garden devoted to an Ancient Goddess would be unthinkable a few decades ago.

In the modern era, much reverence for all things Pagan has taken place at home altars or secretive groups. Yet as pagans come out of the broom closet and make their way into everyday life, there is becoming more tolerance for projects like this, for our ability to create public spaces which revere the ancient Gods.

Much of modern life is very linear and we mainly focus on progress. Yet the purpose of this garden is to attune visitors to the cyclic aspect of life, to attune the visitors to nature. Nature is a wheel and the most ancient representations of the divine, whether it be Brigit’s Cross, a sun wheel, (or the Hindu Swastika that later became controversial), depict all life as a sort of sacred spiral, an eternal cycle.

3 responses

  1. Lovely MG. So, do you think she is an environmentalist who is also a closet witch? I think i may reblog this one since so many people who follow my blog are from Britain. Thanks for finding and sharing it.

    July 29, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    • If she speaks this passionately and in depth about the subject, there is no doubt that the this garden had a spiritual effect on her.

      July 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge and commented:
    I just love this little garden based on the pagan ritual wheel. According to YT – “Jenny Beale founded Brigit’s Garden in 2004 out of her passion for nature and the environment. She grew up on a farm in England and prior to setting up the garden she worked for many years in adult education. She became fascinated by Celtic heritage after moving to Ireland in the 1980s, and now lives on the Connemara coast in Barna village.”
    This environmentalist lady has Got to be a closet Witch or Pagan ! Enjoy !

    July 31, 2013 at 9:18 am

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