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The Tarot Garden is a site dedicated to helping persons interested in tarot to learn about and find tarot decks of interest to them. Whether you're a collector looking for that hard-to-find, out-of-print limited edition, or a reader looking for the perfect deck to spark your imagination and intuition, you'll find the information you want on the hundreds of decks available. Browse our library for a wide assortment of articles on the subject of tarot study and collecting. Our on-line, searchable database contains information on over 1.500 tarots and cartomantic decks, with more entries being added every month! In our boutique, you'll find a wide assortment of wonderful decks -- from popular tarots at great prices to rare collector finds not offered anywhere else! We also offer a variety of free and fee-based services related to the world of tarot. If you visit or shop with us often, consider setting up an online account with us, to take advantage of many other fun and free features of our website. Come join us in the Tarot Garden and explore -- and find out for yourself why international interest in tarot has exploded over the last century.

Our History

The Tarot Garden began in February of 2001, when Lorraine Sharkey -- an accomplished collector and connoisseur of rare and unusual cartomantic decks -- joined with collector and long-time tarot enthusiast Jeannette Roth, whom she had been mentoring, to create a website that would provide information on and access to a wide variety of published tarots from the 20th and 21st century. While there were already a number of websites featuring long lists of tarot decks, Lori and Jeannette's goal was to document not only the better-known massmarket titles, but also to showcase the fine art, limited edition, hard-to-find, out-of-print, and even truly rare decks from all over the world. With the help of Lori's extensive personal collection and her expertise in the area of fine art and rare decks, combined with Jeannette's knowledge of the more popular "mainstream" titles, the team was able to compile an initial listing of decks in a searchable online database, complete with publication details and sample scans.

To further distinguish the site and provide a much-needed service to tarot enthusiasts worldwide, Lori and Jeannette began an online Boutique, where many of the decks they had documented -- both well-known and rare -- were available for purchase. A significant portion of the proceeds from the sales were reinvested in new titles, allowing them to expand the online database and to continue providing information on an ever-larger, international array of fascinating tarots and cartomantic decks. As of this writing, the Tarot Garden online database contains information on over 1,500 decks from the past 100 years, and is continuing to grow by leaps and bounds!

At the end of 2003, Lori chose to resign as an active partner in the Tarot Garden business. However, her invaluable contributions to Tarot Garden remain the hallmark of the website: providing the most comprehensive, publicly-accessible listing of tarots, coupled with the desire to help put great tarots and great tarot lovers together.

In 2004, Dan Pelletier, a 30-year veteran tarot enthusiast, and accomplished reader and lecturer, joined the Tarot Garden. Together, Dan and Jeannette continue to document the ever-growing number of tarots being published worldwide, and to provide a one-stop shopping source for popular, imported, small press, limited edition, out-of-print, and rare decks that aspires to be second to none!

Our Philosophy

Tarot is a multi-faceted discipline that extends beyond its use as a cartomantic tool. It is also worthy of study and appreciation for its own sake: for the beauty of its artwork, for the variety of its subject matter, and for its expression of the personal visions of each deck creator. It is our goal to promote interest in all areas of tarot and its applications: its traditional employment in divination, benefits as a tool for personal spiritual growth, historical and academic importance, artistic and aesthetic value, use for playing games, and the inherent collectibility. Through Tarot Garden, we hope to make people aware of how the wide variety of tarots available can help to enhance the understanding and enjoyment of the fascinating pack of cards known as "Book T."

Contact Us!

If you have questions or comments about our website or services, please contact us! General inquiries can be sent to, or see our Contact page for detailed contact information. We'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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This site maintained by The Tarot Garden; Jeannette K. Roth and Dan M. Pelletier, proprietors.

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