NJ2263 : Within the Biblical Garden

taken 2 years ago, near to Elgin, Moray, Great Britain

Within the Biblical Garden
Within the Biblical Garden
A wildflower area. The statue is that of The Sower. The plaque is titled 'The Lilies of the Field' and reads: Look how the wild flowers grow. They don't work hard to make their clothes. But I tell you that Solomon with all his wealth wasn't as well clothed as one of them' (Matthew 6: 28,29).
The Biblical Garden, Elgin
Opened in August 1996, the project was the brainchild of staff at the former Moray District Council. It became a reality through a partnership between ‘The Four Cs’ – Church, Commerce, Community and Council – which enabled the development of a ‘people’s garden’. The entire garden was created from public subscription, and trainees from Moray Training have undertaken the majority of the development work as part of the council’s rural skills training initiative. The official opening was performed by Councillor Dennis Scaife, chairman of The Moray Council’s technical and leisure committee, and was followed by an interdenominational service in the Cathedral ruins

Located in King Street, with its entrance just around the corner from the entrance to the Cathedral. The garden is open from May to September daily and admission is free. The garden, which is some three acres in size, is the first of its kind in Scotland.

The garden is planted around a central walkway made of over one thousand textured paving slabs laid in the shape of a Celtic cross. The garden contains every species of plant mentioned in the Bible. Some ninety trees and shrubs, donated by school groups throughout Moray, have been planted within the garden. A desert area has been created depicting Mount Sinai and the cave of the resurrection and a marsh area is also included. Around the garden are a number of life-size sculptures depicting various parables including the Sower, the Prodigal Son, the Good Shepherd, and a giant figure of Samson pushing against two mighty pillars.

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Tuesday, 9 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 September, 2016
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