Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom was the creator of the olive tree and this is the garden we imagine she created. Athena was renowned for her intelligence,
humility, cosmic knowledge, creativity, eloquence and power - we bow to the cult of Athena.
The practise of alchemy is to take the everyday items and give them value. The coins shimmering in a pool of water have little intrinsic value but when
they capture the light in the right way, they are mesmerising and appear to be precious gems.
According to Japanese tradition, every tree and plant placed in a garden has symbolic significance. Here, the flowering plants are positioned to give a larger sense of structure and balance. There is a calm to be found, even amongst the strong colours of the flowers and one feels enveloped by the sense of peace to be found in the design.