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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.