The Labyrinth Garden - Silver Medal winning small garden at The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2007
A courtyard style garden area to provide a restful space introducing the labyrinth form as tool for walking meditation.
The intricate central labyrinth formed by bespoke natural stone paviors introduces the concept of the labyrinth as a tool for ‘walking meditation’ , the walkers’ focus turning inwards with each turn until at the goal they are centred and may find calm, inspiration or healing according to their need. The same labyrinth design is translated into three dimensions to create the central sculpture and in a squared format forms a pair of steel trellis behind a stone cube seat.
Contrasting textures and forms of a restricted range of foliage plants create a restful atmosphere. The colour of the lustrous bark of Prunus serrula multi-stem trees is repeated in the climber, Aktinidia kolomikta and echoed in the stone cube seat and water feature.
For those who prefer more conventional forms of relaxation, a lounger and glass of wine or a good book would be perfect additions to the garden.