Garden Sanctuaries and Medical Gardens
If you would like to create an area in your garden that is dedicated to quiet reflection, meditation or connection with your ancestors, I can help.
Similarly, if you have a kitchen garden or plan to create one, I can advise you on the medical and spiritual qualities of some of our common herbs, and the folklore around them.
I am not a botanical expert, but I have researched the ancient qualities of many of our garden plants and wildflowers and know about their history and healing power.
I can give inspiration and advice and guide your inner work with your garden. I won't build your sanctuary for you, but if you need help, I can connect you with gardeners and pond-builders once you know what you would like to create.
How I can inspire you with you garden
Many of our common kitchen herbs have been known and used as medical plants for thousands of years. They have a strong 'spirit' - an inner essence - which can heal and give us some new insights.
If you already have an herb garden, I can come and give you some information about the plants you grow. You may also want to connect to some of your plants in a new way and learn how to 'talk' to the essence of the plant. A guided journey meditation will enable you to do this.
If you are just getting started growing a medical garden, I can give you some advice on how to create a harmonic whole with your plants.
Building garden sanctuaries is not just a design exercise on the map. It is about connecting to your inner wisdom to find out what would make you feel calm and relaxed, and what would inspire you when you are sitting in your garden. Part of this is about connecting to the essence of the garden; the plants and creatures who are already there, the four elements, the ancestors of the land.
I can teach you how to connect to the garden in a guided journey meditation. Or I can do this work for you and then make some suggestions. Last but not least, you could invite friends to a ceremony to create a Medicine Wheel.