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Scents of Middle-Earth

By Glíriel Eruvronwe Atmosphere is extremely important in any sort of party, gathering, or even book-reading, and it is well known that the sense of smell has a powerful impact on one’s mood and can evoke feelings, memories, and the like. I (and probably others) would like to know what sorts of scents might have […]

Honouring The Earth

One of the common traits of those who were good and wise in Middle Earth was the way they honoured the earth and her creatures. The elves were especially connected, and the idea of wandering through a forest talking or singing to the trees is inspiring. The earth provides everything we need, and it is […]

Gardens of Valinor: Estë’s Sanctuary ~ Building a Waterfall Pond

“From the fountains of Irmo and Estë all those who dwell in Valinor draw refreshment; and often the Valar come themselves to Lorien and there find repose and easing of the burden of Arda.” ~ from The Silmarillion – Valaquenta One of the most relaxing sounds in nature is the sound of running water. Nothing […]

Gardens of Valinor: A Lorien Garden

Lorien Themed Garden “In Lorien are his gardens in the land of the Valor, and they are the fairest of all places in the world, filled with many spirits.” Alyssum – Snow Cloth Alyssum Lobularia maritima Alyssum start from very small seeds so it is suggested that you plant a pinch of seeds together, will […]

Mallorn Trees for Your Yard

The Great Tree in Lothlórien illustrated by Ted Nasmith ‘There lie the woods of Lothlórien!’ said Legolas, ‘That is the fairest of all the dwellings of my people. There are no trees like the trees of that land. For in the autumn their leaves fall not, but turn to gold. Not till the spring comes […]

Garden Photo Gallery

This Gallery is for extra photos of plants and scenes for the gardens featured in this section. Enjoy! (Currently all images by NenyaGold) Sunflowers Sweet Peas Daffodils Iris Tulips Miscellaneous Icelandic Poppy Brandy Rose Snapdragons

Gardens of Valinor: Estë’s Garden of Healing

Mae Govannen to the Isle of Estë, a quiet sanctuary amidst Lake Lorellin, home of the dream master Lórien’s wife, Estë the gentle one. Healing rest is her gift, and her gardens on the isle of mists and tall trees offer refuge and rehabilitation for weary souls and broken hearts. You are most welcome to […]

Gardens of Middle-earth: Mordor

A Mordor garden is a place that any Orc or big bad evil Eye will find comfy, but also works to keep out all but the most determined Hobbits on a mission. Trees are used without care, plants are thorny (like the inhabitants) and furniture is appalling so as to keep you behind-schedule Orcs on […]

Gardens of Middle-earth: Moria

A Moria Garden? Sounds like a crazy idea, doesn’t it? Well I’ll let you judge that for yourself. But we imagine a Moria Garden as somewhere where any Dwarf feels comfortable, a shady resting place after a hard day’s work in the mines. PLANTS If you’re really dedicated to recreating Moria in your backyard, you […]

Gardens of Middle-earth: Hobbiton

So you have a Hobbit bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. All you need to make your own home into Bag End is a Hobbit garden. Look no further! Whether you have the gardening expertise of the Gaffer or are a complete beginner, this is the place to get the ideas to turn your back yard into […]