Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | March 19, 2014

OBOD’s Golden Anniversary Grove

Ross Nichols - 'Nuinn'

Ross Nichols – ‘Nuinn’

‘The Leaves of the trees speak with air.
In the heart of wood is the seed of fire.’

2014 is the 50th year of The Order of Bards Ovates & Druids. We have asked ‘Trees for Life’ in Scotland to plant a sacred grove to commemorate this anniversary, and have started the project with a donation of 98 trees. We’re calling it ‘Nuinn’s Grove’ after the Druid name of our founder, Ross Nichols. Have a look at the special web-page for this grove here. You’ll see that you can donate a tree for just £5 and ask for a dedication to be read out at its planting. The Order has 17,000 members, a mailing list of 10,000 newsletter susbscribers, and 16,000 listeners to our podcast every month – if every one donated a tree we could plant a whole forest with many sacred groves in it! Wouldn’t that be wonderful?!  Do help make this vision a reality, if you can, by gifting at least one tree now and spreading the news! Trees for Life have made the process incredibly simple!


  1. What a great idea! This is fabulous, have just made my donation. I know the area up there quite well and will enquire to them and another similar organisation to be more involved, i.e, as ‘trees *are* life’ – lol!

  2. Made a donation too, in the name of the Lothlorien-Nemeton Grove in Spain.
    May we live to see all the forests of the world grow again.
    Bright Blessings!

    • Thank you! Nice to have that link with Spain! 🙂

  3. Collecting funds at our Equinox celebration tomorrow – will be donating in the name of Cylch Draig in Citrus Heights, California – blessings /|\

    • And thank you too Natalie – great to link with your group too! 🙂

  4. […] OBOD turns 50! […]

  5. […] 17,000 (~1/2 in US) […]

  6. […] on how you can donate. Many OBOD members have contributed trees via Trees for Life to our 50th Anniversary Grove. Trees for Life are a wonderful organisation who have achieved much over their 25 years – […]

  7. What a lovely idea! Let’s hope we can plant a whole sacred forest. Trees are Life!

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