Evoking ancient structures found in rocky coastal areas particularly in Scandinavia. A walking ritual was thought to have been practised to protect sailors facing perils at sea. Built with smooth pebbles or rougher rock these look great in a coastal garden or woodland setting.
Many plants from Yew to ornamental grasses can be used to create a bewildering maze for larger gardens or alternatively using Box hedging or other low plants a diminutive version can form a fantastic focal point in a smaller formal garden area.
‘Running the Labyrinth’ was practised in medieval times using labyrinths formed in grass areas. An unusual feature for a restful stroll, or fun for children to race the circuits.
Our Award Winning Lavender Labyrinth
Our Gold Award winning labyrinth show garden of the Classical Baltic design. Following the gravel pathways framed by a low lavender hedge, labyrinth walkers are rewarded with a delightful fragrance as they
wind their way towards the centre where a steel sculpture evoking The Minatour awaits
(a rather more welcoming garden seat or water feature may be preferred in a real garden setting!)
Natural sandstone paviors form the three-circuit labyrinth in the centre of our Silver Medal winning small garden at The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2007. A steel sculpture translates the same labyrinth design into a three dimensional form. Restrained planting above natural stone walls adds to the restful atmosphere which is ideal for walking the labyrinth or simply relaxing with a drink.