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The Swirl

The Swirl or The Spiral Garden was introduced by Alice Kennard in 2015. It is inspired by a Penitential Spiral from Monastic times. These spirals were used for meditation by the Monks. If you follow the path you will wind through one spiral and into a second, exiting at the far end from which you entered without ever retracing your steps. The Swirl is planted with 10,000 tulips in spring which are lifted and wildflower seed is sown in relaxed and calming colours for interest through Summer and Autumn.

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