The pattern in our Quiet Garden is slightly unusual in that the path does not reach the true centre of the garden (which is the water fountain in the pond) and two different paths could be used to gain entry. However, it has been likened to a reconciliation labyrinth as Kristina explains:
"Our garden has been likened to a reconciliation labyrinth. Each of the protagonists enters by a separate path and makes their way into the garden, treading carefully along the line of stones and concentrating on the turns in the path. As they go the mind begins to still and become focussed. They meet at the resting stone where they can sit side by side for a while, connect with the garden and each-other and be silent together or talk. They can then choose whether to leave the labyrinth together by the same route, or go their separate ways in peace."
Quiet Gardens often open their gardens on set dates as part of an organised retreat or open day. To find out more about visiting a Quiet Garden visit: www.quietgarden.org