Thursday 22 August 2019

Pagan Eye: Willow Tree in Sydenham Wells Park

This wonderful picture of a willow tree was sent to me by Nathalie Andrews, who said it is in Sydenham Wells Park, in south-east London. She described it as "absolutely stunning", and I agree.

Wells Park gets its named after springs that were found in Sydenham in the 17th century. The springs were said to be medicinal and attracted crowds of people to the area, for their health-giving properties. Some of the springs are still active, though mainly below ground.

Nowadays the park contains a sensory garden, planted to stimulate all the five senses. The garden has a water feature that uses recycled water and is powered by solar energy, symbolising the underground springs. A perfect place to visit over the Bank Holiday weekend if you are in the area.

On each Pagan Eye post, I show a photo that I find interesting, with a few words about it. I'm not quite sure what I'll be including - it could be a seasonal image, a pagan site, an event, or just a pretty picture.

If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to 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 and you must confirm that you are submitting it for A Bad Witch's Blog.

The photo is copyright Nathalie Andrews.

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