Tuesday 23 July 2019

Pagan Eye: The Moon Garden at Charlton House

This is a photo of the Moon Garden, at Charlton House. The garden was created for the current Moon Festival and I went on a tour yesterday evening. The garden itself is free to visit. It is a beautiful, quiet spot to rest in the shade on a hot day, but is perhaps best enjoyed at dusk.

It is full of flowers that only blossom at night or are related to folk tales about the moon from around the world. The Moon Garden was designed to be both a way of being in nature and a way of relating to the moon. It is one of two moon gardens created for the festival. The other is in General Gordon Square, Woolwich.

Also at Charlton House is the Lunation Exhibition, exploring what the moon means to people through photography by Sara Hannant  and words by Nii Ayikwei Parkes. I went to the opening night yesterday, after my tour of the garden, and I loved the beautiful and inspiring pictures and stories. Charlton House is at Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE. Entry is free.

The Moon Festival celebrates people’s relationship with the moon across cultures, time and disciplines and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in July 2019. You can find out details of all the events here: https://moonfestival.co.uk/

My Pagan Eye posts show photos that I find interesting - seasonal images, pagan sites, events, or just pretty pictures. If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself.

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