Thursday, 5 February 2015

JARDIN MEDIEVAL DU MUSEE DE CLUNY

The garden surrounding the Cluny Museum was commissioned in 2000 and is a replica of a typical medieval enclosed garden, a hortus conclusus.  The plants have all been chosen for their symbolic nature.

For example, red roses that are planted to remind one of the Passion of Christ; the lily of the valley which symbolises the purity of Mary; the violet which evokes her humility and the rose, her love of mankind.

The fruits planted have also been selected for their legendary symbolism: the three part strawberry leaf representing the Trinity and the dovelike flowers of the columbine symbolising the Holy Spirit.

The garden is a beautiful quiet place to spend time away from the noise and busyness of the city.

OJ



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