Mown Spiral

Circular Route

In times past, pilgrims followed a circular route, sometimes on their knees, as an act of piety, penitence or meditation. Pilgrims would also follow more complicated labyrinths, the most famous of which is Chartres. Our simple mown spiral version may be further developed at Arley.

Michael Dervill
Head Gardener

I for one hope that they do develop the idea further, I find labyrinths and mazes quite fascinating.

20 Comments CherryPie on Nov 19th 2012

20 Responses to “Mown Spiral”

  1. kath says:

    How lovely. Did you walk it?

    We have a labyrinth here in Glastonbury, in the grounds of St Johns Church.

  2. Steve Hayes says:

    Corn circles, anyone?

  3. ....peter:) says:

    Wonderful composition Cherie… we could all use acts of piety, penitence and meditation… just to keep us grounded….peter:)

  4. JD says:

    they can start with this-
    http://nourishingobscurity.com/2011/01/17/the-classical-labyrinth/
    :)
    and if they want any tips on how to make them even more elaborate………. well, I am cheap to hire :)

  5. jamsodonnell says:

    http://www.labyrinthos.net/ is an interesting site if you like mazes and labyrinths

  6. Claire says:

    Oh how welcome is the smell of mown grass on this grey Nov. I too like spirals finding a fascination when they are found formed in nature.

  7. rusty duck says:

    It look very effective. I bet it’s harder to achieve than it seems.

  8. james higham says:

    He must have been a bit dizzy after that.

  9. I could look at that for hours!

  10. Have you been to Leeds Castle?
    There’s one there, fairly big one.

    Oh yes, Longleat Maze is quite interesting too.

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