Amongst the woodland tribes of the Celts & Anglo-Saxons there were trees of a sacred status that were protected from any harm and were respected by people who had a deeper understanding of nature. These were places of celebration and joy, not feared. Sometimes gifts or offerings were left there to express gratitude to the Source of all Life. These groves were natural temples, places with a powerful and peaceful atmosphere. Fred Hageneder, The Spirit of Trees

A grove is a term which denotes not only a woodland temple but also a group of Druids, and the meetings they hold. Like sacred forest groves they are designed to create a powerful and peaceful atmosphere.

Groves can be made up of just a few members, or may number thirty or more. Some groves may welcome non-members to some of their gatherings. Each Grove is different, with each one offering additional services and ceremonies to its members and local community. These might range from rites of passage, to initiations, camps, workshops and community projects.

There are groves in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, and in Europe, the USA and Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Members receive access to a full Directory in The Druid Hearth of all Seed Groups and Groves when they join.


Learn more about Druidry and how to join the order

The practice of Druidry used to be confined to those who could learn from a Druid in person. But now you can take an experience-based course wherever you live, and when you enrol on this course, you join the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids, and begin an adventure that thousands of people all over the world have taken. It works with the ideas and practices of Druidry in a thoroughly practical, yet also deeply spiritual way.

Spiral triskelion (formed from mathematical Archimedean spirals), occasionally used as a Christian Trinitarian symbol

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The three tasks of a Druid: To live fully in the present; To honour tradition and the ancestors; To hear the voice of tomorrow. Contemporary Triad
The three most beautiful sights: A potato-garden in bloom; A ship in sail; A woman after the birth of her child. Irish Triad
The three great melodies of Creation: The wind in the trees; The stream at snowmelt; The cry of a new-born babe. Contemporary Triad
There are three noble melodies: A melody for weeping; A melody for laughing; A melody for sleeping. Irish Triad