Just another couple of days until the Spirituality of Gardening seminar in Lynden Washington. Our garden is flourishing and I hope that yours is too. We enjoyed a wonderful garden salad with fresh spinach and green onions picked straight from the garden and one of Tom’s delicious pasta dishes with garden greens, dried tomatoes (last year’s garden tomatoes of course)and fresh picked basil.
The following Saturday, May 29th is a busy day for spirituality and gardening. I will be holding my last garden seminar for the year in the Seattle area at Rosewood Manor in Edmonds. For details contact Ryan Marsh email@example.com
As well as that I have just heard about this intriguing workshop that some of you may be interested in.
Workshop: “The Art and Beauty of Mary’s Garden”
Saturday, May 29th, 9:30 – 3:30 pm
This inspiring and beautiful slide presentation explores Mary’s sacred enclosed garden through through garden history and design, art history, symbolism, music, poetry, scripture and prayer. You’ll see how the metaphor of Mary’s Garden was represented in European art, and learn about the concept’s origins in the beautiful imagery of the Old Testament’s Song of Songs. Medieval garden design will be explored, as well as the religious symbolism of individual plants and flowers that represents Mary’s life and virtues—including the mystic rose. The day also offers an opportunity to learn about the modern revival of planted Mary gardens, and how you or your parish can design and nurture a contemplative Mary Garden of your own.
The workshop leader is Victoria Scarlett (MA Art History, MA Museum Studies, BA Studio Art). She is the Director of Seattle’s Center for Sacred Art (www.centerforsacredart.org), and a specialist in late medieval and renaissance sacred art focusing on the Virgin Mary. The program will take place at Epiphany Parish in Seattle’s Madrona District. To register ($60) call 206-781-8544 or firstname.lastname@example.org Advance registration is highly recommended.Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch and a flower.