17th August

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!


Filth, Summer 2006: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, August 2016:
New Moon – August 2, 21:44
First Quarter – August 10, 19:20
Full Moon – August 18, 10:26
Last Quarter – August 25, 04:40




Mellors, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Clare of the Cross
Hyacinth of Poland
Mammes of Caesarea (Roman Catholic Church)

Independence Day, celebrates the proclamation of Indonesia's independence from Japan in 1945.
Portunalia (Roman Empire)
Prekmurje Union Day (Slovenia)
San Martin Day (Argentina)

Also on this day:

1862 – The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Lakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River.

1908 – Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, realized by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris.

1918 – Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated.

1959 – Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, the much acclaimed and highly influential best selling jazz recording of all time, is released.

1962 – East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall.

2005 – The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts. Not much since...

* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.