Our Herb Garden is a Sacred Medicine Wheel. It is a healing and ceremonial space, an outdoor Temple to the Sacred.
Medicine Wheels have been part of many ancient cultures. Our design is based on the Celtic Medicine Wheel and is a co-creation with the nature spirits at Derrynagittah. The healing plants in the garden give additional potency to this powerful spiritual structure. This Medicine Wheel represents the turning of the Wheel of the Year. Around the edge of the Wheel are eight separate gardens aligned to the cardinal and non-cardinal directions.
“We enter the medicine wheel to find our places on the wheel of life and our relationship with all of life, to find hidden reservoirs of gentle strength within ourselves and find new ways of walking in harmony on the earth.” - Grandfather Thunder Cloud, Elder of the Cherokee Nation