This beautiful, themed garden in the Connemara region has been a favourite for many over the years. Brigit’s Garden is designed to symbolise the four Celtic festivals and does a great job in representing the cycle of life, from conception all the way to death. The garden prides itself on having a biodiversity tag and does so through the help of the stunning Connemara landscape. Brigit’s Garden is intended to bring you on an amazing journey whilst walking through the four gardens:
Samhain (sow-en) – The first garden represents the winter season. Samhain, also known as Halloween, marked the beginning of a new calendar year for the early Celtic people. This garden has a very tranquil and relaxed theme to it as it is designed to show the earth resting before the busier seasons arrive and new life starts to form. A river bank in the shape of a sleeping lady does a good job in representing this. When the summer time comes around, the bank blossoms with beautiful flowers and creates an amazing visual, site.
Imbolc (Im-ulk) – The second garden represents the spring season. This Celtic festival falls on the 1st February which is now known as St. Brigit’s Day which whom the Garden is named after. The spring season details the birth of new life and symbolises the earth re-awakening from its sleep. Wildflower meadows and gorgeous orchard trees fill the garden and set a very calm but happy atmosphere.
Bealtaine (Belt-an-a) – The third garden represents the summer season. This festival is all about the celebration of the warm weather arriving and half the year passing. This gardens theme is love and is set out to promote new lovers and marriages. The flame figure sculptures do a good job in highlighting this theme a long with all the simple, but stunning wildflowers. The garden also contains a throne which is fit for any man or woman to proclaim themselves as king or queen, even if only for ten minutes.
Lughnasa (Loo-na-sa) – The fourth and final garden is built to represent the autumn theme. For the Celts, this time was all about celebrating and partying as it marked the beginning of the harvest season and the transition from summer to autumn. This garden has two interlinked stone circles which would be where the Celts celebrated and feasted. This is the time of year to give thanks and the Celts would start to prepare for the Earths long awaited rest. This represents death, meaning the cycle is now complete.
Brigit’s Garden is very family friendly and creates such a peaceful and loving atmosphere that you will never want to leave. It has lots of monuments and statues that are sure to amaze you. To experience this world of astonishment and to learn about Celtic history then