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Sun, 30 Jun


Shaftesbury Abbey

Sacred and Symbolic Plants

Rose, Lily, Rue ... plants were used in many sacred and symbolic ways for ceremony, ritual, praise, protection.

Sacred and Symbolic Plants
Sacred and Symbolic Plants

Time & Location

30 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00

Shaftesbury Abbey, Park Walk, Shaftesbury SP7 8JR, UK

About the event

Ancient communities were deeply connected to their plants right through the ages, through medieval history, up to the times when ‘Science’ took over. Plants were used in many sacred and symbolic ways for ritual, ceremony, praise, protection. Especially so in sacred sites, the monasteries, abbeys.

These traditions are still with us today! Join me to find out more…

· Plant symbolism - how we viewed these beautiful plants, how we understood their qualities, essences.

· How the sacred plants were used and are still used today.

· Rose, Lily … sacred Maryan plants celebrating Our Lady, Mother Mary, used for sacred ritual/ceremony.



Includes herbal refreshment and herbal incense sample to take home.

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