Earth-sky garden: more info

earth-sky garden: the design

Our design’s been created by Sarah, sculptor and Taraloka community member, and professionally designed by Julia, friend and landscape architect.  See Julia’s plans here.

boundless boundary and open horizon

A ha-ha (a sunken wall and ditch boundary) on the two sides facing the fields will keep cows out but maintain the sky-scape and sense of space. What's a ha-ha?

Vajra

sacred, protected, an outdoor shrine room

A locally-quarried dry stone wall will look as though it has grown from the earth, alive with small native rock-plants, ferns and succulents, protecting the space from the community house and utility area. 

Ferns on a stone wall

accessible for all

Not everyone can enjoy the outdoors easily, but this space will have level access from the retreat centre and a smooth wheelchair-friendly non-slip surface.

Women and sun flowers

for silence, ritual, walking meditation, bodywork

a quiet, reflective and beautiful area where women can sit, walk, and spend silent time outside.