The back door of the cottage lies open.
Outside the birdsong carries vibrant energy over the land.
On this, the longest day of the year, the Earth in the northern hemisphere basks in the glow of seemingly eternal light.
The shades of green seem endless, a patchwork of effervescence with splashes of outrageous colour.
Ox-Eye Daisy and Feverfew compete in the borders of the Lughnasadh Garden.
As fast as flowers open they turn to seed and the future summers to come.
Bees are everywhere, feasting and dancing through their very own garden of abundance and delight.
The hard work of the winter, creating the Lughnasadh Garden, has paid such rewards as could only have been imagined.
Midsummer marks the year in glorious technicolour and song, as befits Mother Earth. It’s like a birthday for her!
I have run out of space on this land…there is little room for more…yet more grows and arrives as gifts.
I often hold workshops, covering aspects of co-creating a garden with Mother Earth, creating micro-climates, incorporating fruit and vegetables and the no-dig method of establishing, building and maintaining a regenerative Eden.
Aspects of seed saving…
A full walk and talk of the gardens included.
You are welcome to take photographs and ask all the questions you may want.
Please allow for the weather in your outdoor clothing considerations…and footwear.
Workshops usually begin at 11am and finish at 5pm.
Morning and afternoon tea and vegan cakes are included.
A vegan lunch, also included, is served at 1.30pm.
Spring water is provided.
If you would like to support the work of Bealtaine Cottage…