For Hildegard of Bingen, the Hildegarden represented more than a place for cultivating nutritious food, or growing healing spices and herbs.  Hildegard thought of the Hildegarden as a place to nurture her creative power, a place for dynamic prayer and meditation in nature, a place to become closer to God and our spirit.  Gardening captures the healing force within all of Hildegard’s beliefs, including her treatment of the human condition.  From gardening we learn the power of Viriditas.

Meggie’s Hildegarden

My Inspiration, My Hildegarden (Megan, June 17, 2016) Reading through Healthy Hildegard, I cannot help but to be inspired. Hildegard of Bingen was near my [...]


Hildegard’s Medieval Garden

Hildegard believed that our food was the best medicine to prevent illness and maintain overall health. In her work, Physica, she dedicated a section on [...]


5 Gardening Crafts Using Reclaimed Materials

Hildegard of Bingen was a lover of all things related to gardening, from the process to the final product.  Gardening captures nature's creative force of [...]