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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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An invitation to join in peace from kindred spirits the Global Silent Minute organisation

The Global Silent Minute was inspired by the Big Ben Silent Minute introduced in the Second World War by Wellesley Tudor Pole (WTP), founder of Chalice Well Trust, as a “spiritual weapon” to harness the power of Silence in selfless service to be used for the benefit of all. The DNA for the Silent Minute[…]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…