Herb & Garden Guild
Life begins the day you start a garden - Chinese Proverb.
Welcome to the web pages for the Herb & Garden Guild for which the Watering Can is the guild symbol.
The main aim is to provide information on how to contact the guild for prospective members, though it does provide information about the guild and the current guild projects, and references for medieval herb and garden lore. Please use the leaves to navigate the SCA herb and garden site.
For an introduction, the following is a garden related riddle from the Exeter Riddle Book (originally written in Olde English):-
A strange object caught my eye, used to feed cattle by men of every town; it has many teeth and is useful to men as it scrapes around, its face to the ground. It plunders greedily, searching for plants along the grassy slopes, and brings them home; it always finds those which are not rooted firmly, but leaves the beautiful living flowers behind, quietly standing where they spring from the soil, brightly gleaming, blooming, growing.
News & Updates:-
Site updated to include images of petition, charter and signatures presented to become a formal guild, and which now form part of guild regalia. Links are as underneath.
The Charter was accepted by their majesties at Rowany Festival on April 7th 2007 (A.S. XL1) .
A Newsletter was produced for Rowany festival 2007 (A.S. XL1) . Please contact the guild administrator for your copy
The Permanent Garden has been updated at the Crossroads festival site (the regular link is from the Projects page). A new temporary garden is planned for the Glenworth Valley festival site for next year
Guild Paraphernalia and Regalia has been created and donated to the guild (the regular link is from the Projects page).
A number of Medieval Garden Links are now available thanks to Dame Aoife (the regular link is from the Projects page).
Last Updated: Jun 9th 2007. Published: Nov 8th 2003.
© Photographic Images Copyright 2003-2007 by Molly Tebo
- used with permission
All questions to the Guild
Administrator - refer to
Herb & Garden Contacts Page