Many members join the Order and follow the course without ever meeting other members – either because they prefer to be solitary (sometimes calling themselves ‘hedge-druids’) or because they are geographically far away from other members. Members often say that they are not usually the ‘joining type’ but still feel drawn to join the Order. Others like gathering together for friendship, support and exchange, and the Order and its members have created a whole range of ways to fulfil these aims: virtually in the online Discussion Forums on this website (there are public and members-only forums), on Facebook, and physically in Seed Groups and Groves, camps and gatherings, retreats and assemblies.
If you like gathering together for friendship, support and exchange, the Order and its members have created a whole range of ways to fulfil these aims - there are seed-groups and groves, facebook groups, a lively message board with public and private forums, weekly live videocasts, a monthly podcast, camps, and other gatherings.
Groups & Groves
There are over 300 Groves and Seed Groups of the Order around the world. Any member may start a Seed Group, which in time may grow to become a Grove.
The Mount Haemus Award
Thanks to the generosity of the Order's patroness, Dwina Murphy-Gibb, the Order grants a scholarship each year for original research in Druidism and related subjects. We have called this scholarship the Mount Haemus Award, after the apocryphal Druid grove of Mt Haemus that was said to have been established near Oxford in 1245.
The Sacred Grove Planting Programme
"The grove is the centre of their whole religion"