All Wet Gardens are not created equal. In the case of our Demeter Wet Garden, time is as important as place. Our Wet Garden takes place at Easter, in an English Garden full of early spring flowers, including young shoots and buds, after a hard April rain. It is the combination of those flowers, the rain and the oils from the rich spring soil that comprise this fragrance.
Wet Garden is one of the most complex in the Library, but one that remains accessible, understandable and eminently wearable.
Experiencing the gardens of England on a rainy day.
The Fact of the Garden
By Minnie Bruce Pratt
With this rain I am satisfied we will be together
in the spring. Seeds of water on my window glass,
transparent sprouts and rootlets. In your backyard
steady rain through the heavy dirt we dug in,
our shovels excavating some history of the tiny garden.