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The Myth

ASKLEPIOS GARDEN takes inspiration from the Greek demigod Asclepius, the ‘God of Healing’. Asclepius, son of Apollo, was taught the art of healing, herbs & medicine by centaur Chiron. One day he watched a serpent carry a medicinal leaf in it’s mouth to another injured serpent, healing the snake immediately. The Asclepian Rod, featuring an entwined serpent, has been a symbol of healers since the ancient Greek times.

For centuries after Asklepius ascended, ‘Asclepieion’ healing temples and their practitioners, became very popular through-out Bronze-age Europe, spreading as far north as Scotland. The temples were a place of rejuvenation and healing & would have been very similar to todays spas & baths. Patrons would take in relaxing massage, herbal tintures & special healing treatments.

Our logo represents the serpent wrapped around the rose. The serpent being an ancient symbol of rebirth, renewal, and regeneration, due to the shedding of its skin. The rose, a symbol of beauty, love, & the healing powers of the natural world.