I love supporting our beautiful planet in many creative and practical ways. For the past few years I’ve co created Breathing Space at Stanmer Organics near Brighton – a semi-wild garden which provides a quiet space for visitors to connect with nature.
The heat in the garden is searing and as I step into the shade of the Willow Bower the air is different – cool, sweet, energising.
Shadows from the leaves dapple the ground as a slight breeze stirs them. I feel held by the circle and comforted by the familiar shrines in their directions.
Air; Fire; Water; Earth.
I lie down in the centre and look up into the leafy canopy. Small birds, foraging for aphids hop from twig to branch. The song of a thrush drifts through the hot air outside.
I feel a deep connection with the Earth under me – the layers of flint, chalk – the bones of my ancestors.
I have a sense of how precious this land is, supporting a myriad of life for millions of years.
Shady Bower, Breathing Space © Lindy Brook Tweed 2019