In late January I went for a weekend away! Whilst I was exploring I found a biblical garden! I have never been to a biblical garden before so I didn’t really know what to expect but it was amazing and I can’t wait to go back and visit!
A biblical garden usually consists of plants that are mentioned in the bible, the garden I went to has 90 plants that were mentioned in the bible! Unfortunately my visit was in winter so I didn’t get to experience the beauty of the gardens in it’s full potential! In summer there is a rainbow made up out of seven different flowers. As well as plants, the garden had several other elements and points of interest.
As you walk into the garden you see a sculpture of a bible. The bible shows two verses from different books of the bible. The first verse was from Genesis 1:11 “and God said, “Let the earth bring forth vegetation, plants yielding seed and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to it’s kind, upon earth” as well as Isaiah 40:6-8 “All flesh is grass and all it’s beauty is like flowers of the field. The grass withers and flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades but the word of our God will stand forever” The bible sculpture used to have a statue of three men stood behind it but these statues were removed.
When you walk past the stone bible you are onto a path in the shape of a cross. In the centre of the crossed path there was a well (very overgrown! I thought it was just a bush until I researched it!). The well usually has a sculpture replicating John 4 when Jesus spoke the the Samaritan woman at the well. Unfortunately the sculptures were removed.
Unfortunately some of the sculptures were removed but the ones that were still there were fantastic! The remaining statues replicated parables from the bible such as Samson, the good shepherd, the lilies of the field and the prodigal son! The statues were life sized and had little bits of scripture next to them!
The biblical garden also had small replicas of Mount Sinai, the cave of resurrection, the stable and the desert. The replica of Mount Sinai had a sculpture of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments hidden amongst the plants.
The garden also features a picnic area and 4 mosaics of the creation and the fall!
If you have a biblical garden near you I would 100% recommend visiting and I would say that August is the best time to visit! I know this post was short but I didn’t get to vlog the gardens like I planned and I desperately wanted to share my trip to the biblical gardens on my blog! God bless, Eve x