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Omved Gardens has been transformed by landscape architect Paul Gazerwitz into a meandering journey through wild and native plants, a relaxing embrace of scents of lavender, rosemary and sage and a comforting space to unwind and contemplate.
An ecological survey undertaken whilst the site was still a tarmacked hillside, found nothing of ecological value to record, so our immediate task was to create habitat and invite in nature. The first work was to remove all the tarmac and hard concrete surfaces and allow the earth to breathe. This has meant considerably reduced parking on site and visitors are encouraged to come without the car.
As this project has unfolded, we have introduced an orchard, a vegetable plot and many new trees and shrubs. We are an organic site and use the bounty of the garden to nourish our food and creativity agenda. Step by step we are exploring soil and composting, wild plants and nutrition, the relationship with the earth and our health.
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is also known as Kado. Plants play an important role in the native Shinto religion. Yorishiro are objects that divine spirits are summoned to