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Creating a Bee and Butterfly Garden

A new garden!

permaculture cottage july 2011 003A big task is underway. It’s a labour of love for the Butterflies and Bees…so bound to be beautiful, with lots and lots of flowers and flowering shrubs.

September Permaculture at 026This is a garden I have often dreamed of creating, so am very excited about getting stuck in!

DSC01236The video will introduce you to the task in hand…


14 years of Goddess Permaculture at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland...drop in, power up! Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer and teacher who has devoted the past 14 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process.

21 thoughts on “Creating a Bee and Butterfly Garden

  1. Colette, I found a few ideas for your new blessed garden….In Celtic myth, bees were regarded as beings of great wisdom and as spirit messengers between worlds…… maybe ” Messengers of the Goddess Garden”….I am still thinking on it like a bee in my bonnet <3 Heather

  2. I thought ‘mammys garden’ would be lovely in honour of your beautiful mam :-). really looking forward to it taking shape and form, it has such peacefulness and an aura there already xx

  3. Colette, I am going to enjoy watching you create this garden in the coming months, especially when I am under lots of Canadian snow, lol.

    What came to mind when I was watching your video was the lotus flower, divine in its beauty & purity & the symbol for spiritual awakening & expansiveness; the leaves of the lotus are always unfolding, very much like what you are witnessing at Bealtaine, yes?

    Or you could call the garden the B&B!


  4. The name “Arianne” came to mind so I researched it and it means “Very holy one”. I loved my walk around your garden, I get torn between going out in mine and “walking” around yours. Lol. Either way I am winning.

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