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NJ2263 :: Entrance to Elgin's Biblical Garden

Taken 6 years ago by Richard Dorrell near Elgin, Moray, Scotland

Entrance to Elgin's Biblical Garden by Richard Dorrell
Entrance to Elgin's Biblical Garden

This is the pedestrian entrance from Newmill Road.
The Biblical Garden, Elgin
Opened in August 1996, the project was the brainchild of staff at the former Moray District Council. It became a reality through a partnership between ‘The Four Cs’ – Church, Commerce, Community and Council – which enabled the development of a ‘people’s garden’. The entire garden was created from public subscription, and trainees from Moray Training have undertaken the majority of the development work as part of the council’s rural skills training initiative. The official opening was performed by Councillor Dennis Scaife, chairman of The Moray Council’s technical and leisure committee, and was followed by an interdenominational service in the Cathedral ruins Located in King Street, with its entrance just around the corner from the entrance to the Cathedral. The garden is open from May to September daily and admission is free. The garden, which is some three acres in size, is the first of its kind in Scotland. The garden is planted around a central walkway made of over one thousand textured paving slabs laid in the shape of a Celtic cross. The garden contains every species of plant mentioned in the Bible. Some ninety trees and shrubs, donated by school groups throughout Moray, have been planted within the garden. A desert area has been created depicting Mount Sinai and the cave of the resurrection and a marsh area is also included. Around the garden are a number of life-size sculptures depicting various parables including the Sower, the Prodigal Son, the Good Shepherd, and a giant figure of Samson pushing against two mighty pillars. (Information from The Moray Council - LinkExternal link )
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Subject Grid Square NJ2263
Subject Lat/Long 57.651141,-3.306231 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Photographer Richard Dorrell
Taken 20160809 201608 2016 (about 6 years ago)
Submitted 2016-09-12
Snippet The Biblical Garden, Elgin ·
Context Park and Public Gardens ·
Subject garden ·
Tag place:Elgin ·
Group Newmill Road · Biblical Garden ·

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