The Garden of Eden area is a small terrace at the bottom of the garden and surrounding planting. Approached through an arbour supporting apple trees (Genesis 2:16-17 – ‘You must not eat the fruit of the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is bad’), vines and roses, it provides a place with views towards Worcester to sit and reflect before the walk up the hill.
The painting on the trellis ahead of you depicts the tree of knowledge (by Patsy Munro), while the two smaller paintings, produced by CONQUEST ART
(Enriching the Lives of Physically Disabled People www.conquestart.org
), depict Eve handing Adam a fruit from the tree and a flaming sword (Genesis 3:24 – ‘At the east side of the garden he put living creatures and a flaming sword’).
In the floor of the terrace is a snake (‘the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made’) which persuaded Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit.
Nearby planting includes fig trees (Genesis 3:7 – ‘so they sewed fig leaves together and covered themselves’).