Chalice Well Gardens - a living sanctuary and World Peace Garden
The gardens and Well Head provide a place of sublime beauty and peace. Constantly changing with the seasons, but with the endless continuity of the flow of water, the energies and atmosphere provide a welcome and very important break from the bustle of the outside word.
The vesica, symbol of the union and dissolution of polarities can be seen throughout the gardens in many forms.
As the ceremonies and events that are held in the Garden follow the natural cycle of the seasons, so the Gardens serve as a visible reminder keeping all in touch with nature and her rhythms.
'Beautiful flowers in the borders delight the senses and we can choose to rest and dream at the Angel seat.'
Whilst here, many talk of a heightening of sensory acuity; colours, light, fragrance and sound all serve to create an intensity.
Creating a sensory world with opportunities for experience and relationship underlies the planting philosophy. The choosing of plants is subject not only to the process of intuition but also to the consideration that form, colour and aroma invite the beholder to encounter and connect.