This labyrinth is in an open space behind the parking lot of an art studio on the corner of George and Guion Streets in New Bern. Unfortunately for me, the studio wasn’t open the day we were there. I like Martin Henry’s whimsical work.
The building faces Guion Street looking toward the Religious Community Services building on George Street.
I really like the way you enter the labyrinth at an angle. There’s a place to pause before you step on the path with intention.
It’s not hard to find. You just need to know to look for it.
After years of trying to keep up with the overgrowth of our labyrinth, we are going to dismantle it. Aside from twice when we invited friends, we have had 3 visitors since it was installed. We have mulched and remulched it 3 times. I have moved those rocks 4 times. I’m tired of the cost of mulch. I’m tired of the guilt of not keeping it up in the heat. Chuck’s tired of weed eating it. And I don’t feel like it’s doing anything for anyone.
So, we’re going to lift up the plastic and overgrown mulch in February and plant clover seeds in the ring around the center. We’re going to keep the center intact and create a place for flowers. Andy’s daffodils will continue to come up. I think I’ll move my irises from the side where the blueberries are. And we’ll finish off the hazelnut hedge with butterfly bushes.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the gazing ball. But, I’m not disposing of it. I don’t intend to quit walking. I’m just not going to have one in my yard anymore.
Faith Presbyterian Church at 6309 W. Friendly Avenue in Greensboro has a Chartres labyrinth in the front yard. You can’t miss it.
There’s a pine tree in the center with resting seats around it.
There’s a traffic light at one entrance to the church parking lot. Or you can turn down Auburndale Drive. Parking goes all the way around the building so it is easy in and out.
The labyrinth has been there for a while. But, I only found out about it recently.