Elgin Biblical Garden is a beautiful, serene escape from the busy trials and tribulations of everyday life.
The Garden sits between the medieval Elgin Cathedral and Cooper Park – a gift to Elgin from Colonel George A. Cooper in 1903. It makes for a beautiful retreat from life, with 110 plants with Biblical references creating a delightfully vibrant landscape.
Although the garden is Biblical, you don’t have to have an interest in the Bible to appreciate the beauty and peacefulness of these glorious trees and flowers on a beautiful sunny day. It is a fabulous place to relax and unwind and forget about the world for a few moments.
You can let your troubles and worries drift away as you take in the beautiful views, including a spectacular range of shrubs, herbaceous plants and trees such as Cercidiphyllum japonica and Liquidambar styraciflua.
It is also the perfect spot to sit down for a nice relaxing picnic – on your own or with family, friends and loved ones.
If you are interested in learning more about the Bible, there are lovely statues situated throughout the garden. There are also very interesting information boards located in various parts of the Biblical Garden.
The Biblical Garden has been open over 20 years now, opening in June 1996. It was made possible by donations from local businesses, Churches, schools and organisations. There was a lot of community involvement in its creation, with local schools making the fantastic mosaics which can be seen on the wall by the entrance.
The garden has been very successful in attracting visitors from all over, and this success is owed to the hard work and partnership among the Friends of the Biblical Garden, Moray Council and Moray College UHI. It is the perfect example of the community spirit that you will witness on your visit to the Moray Area.
The Biblical Garden is just one of many beautiful and tranquil landscapes in the Moray area, with a beautiful pond even sitting just a short walk away from Carden Cottages. You will never be short of beautiful scenery and relaxing spots on your visit to Carden.
It is open to the public daily from May to September and is free to enter, but there is a donations box if you feel like leaving one. You can drive to the Biblical Garden from Carden Cottages in under 15 minutes. You could combine this trip with a visit to Elgin Cathedral, which is just across the road.