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The garden surrounding the Chalice Well

“The garden surrounding the Chalice Well has been created to allow and support the mystical experience and therefore the relationship with nature and its kingdoms is a conscious and harmonious one.“ From The Chalice Well – a place of sanctity, healing and peace “‘God’ does not pour out His beneficence like rain from the skies,[…]Read more…

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Autumn Equinox, Mabon | Thoughts on the Well dressing | Nourishment

The Madonna statue honouring the last rays of summer is decorated with Panicum elegans, rowan berries, amaranth, vines, sunflowers, yellow and orange dahlias, yellow calendula and acorns collected by our visitors. The Well is dressed with the foliage of Thuja plicata, Malus, Pathenocissus quinquefolia and spirea; and flowers and fruit in gratitude for the harvest[…]Read more…

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Wildflower Meadow at Chalice Well

The meadow has been looking particularly beautiful in the early autumn sunshine. The light, already mellowing, illuminates a hundred suns of corn marigold (Glebionis segetum), their central pads filled with pollen. All are celebrated in the flowering rays of the Buddleja x weyeriana ‘Sungold’, also often full of feasting bees and butterflies. The bright yellows[…]Read more…

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Thoughts on the Fruition Well Dressing | The work you put in

Chalice Well Earth Festival Well Dressing: Fruition

A dressing made on Lammas/Lughnasadh Eve. First fruits & the grain harvest. Hazel, spirea, Euphorbia oblongata, ash keys, Amaranth, poppy heads, dahlias, calendula, cosmos, plums from our orchard. The ridiculously exuberant dahlias in this Well dressing are “Penhill Watermelon”, a “dinner plate” variety as they are known in floristry. They have certainly lived up to[…]Read more…

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Thoughts on the Summer Solstice Well Dressing: Strength of Heart and Mind

A dressing created on Solstice Eve, in the softening light of the summer sun, reflected in our Well lantern(s) and candles. Healing herbs and flowers ~ calendula, jasmine, hypericum, lemon balm, yarrow; and golden roses to offer comfort in times of grief and loss. All small beacons honouring the sun’s light, warmth and power. The[…]Read more…

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Well lantern candle dressing ~ Unity & strength in diversity

‘There is no power on Earth that can withstand the united co-operation on spiritual levels of men and women of goodwill everywhere’ Wellesley Tudor Pole With this dressing, I will let each flower speak for itself … And just say that each bloom shines more brightly because of its equal value to and support for[…]Read more…