A Garden for Our Lady: Reviving the Ancient Tradition of Mary Gardens
For those Catholic gardeners keen to make their garden a "Mary garden", this is the book for you!!
In Britain, many plants originally had Marian names and meanings, making it possible to have an entire garden based around particular attributes of Our Lady and her life – a garden specifically devoted to her virtues, or her earthly life, or her joys and sorrows for example. Mary Gardens flourished right up to the time of the Reformation.
Here is an exquisitely illustrated guide to creating a Mary Garden in the home, parish, school or monastery, with an extensive guide to traditional English plant names dedicated to Our Lady, their legends, use in art and in prayer and meditation.
Paperback: 97 pages; with beautiful illustrations