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Secret Garden Party

The Art & Expression Theme 2013

‘SUPERSTITION’

Ours is a rational world, where science and mechanics control much of how we live and think. Yet many of us feel an instinctive resistance to this world of reason, a primeval attraction to beliefs and actions without logic. Are you afraid of the number 13? Would you bury a broken mirror in the moonlight? Do these behaviours guide our fates, or are they superstitious nonsense?

This year the Secret Garden will be asking all Gardeners to explore their affinity to the supernatural, the inexplicable and the irrational… to indulge the tussle between the left brain’s sober analysis and the right’s need to conjure its own reality.

Leave reason at the Garden gates, search for the four-leaf clover along the path and see where lady luck takes you. Will you be saluting magpies or courting black cats, touching wood or spilling salt, crossing your fingers or breaking mirrors?