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The Bishops Garden at Norwich Anglican Cathedral is open to the public for a limited number of days each year for charity.  Many people are unaware of this private four-acre garden which dates from 1100AD, it is one of Norwich's hidden treasures and is well worth a visit. As well as being an attractrive area featuring a boxed rose garden, colourful herbacious borders, and a Hebe planted from a sprig taken from Queen Victoria's wedding bouquet in 1840, it currently features a unique Meadow Labyrinth where the paths are mown into a meadow of wild grasses and flowers.  This offers a beautiful environment in which to walk a labyrinth and feel a direct connection with nature.  For the next opportunity to visit the garden see the Bishops Garden website.

This labyrinth is an example of the less-common Baltic Wheel design which means that as well as the long, single, twisting and turning path that leads eventually to the centre, there is also a short direct path there, so walkers may exit quickly once they have reached the centre, or go directly to the centre then take the long way out.  Others may prefer to walk it in the traditional way using the long path for their inward and outward journeys.    

Here is the entrance; the path on the right leads directly to the centre.

Entrance paths

The path near the centre of the labyrinth with Norwich Anglican Cathedral in the background...

Near centre of labyrinth

The wide pathway with borders of grass and wild flowers...

The labyrinth pathway

Members of the UEA Labyrinth Group at the centre of the labyrinth,
from left to right; Leigh Osborne (SSF), Tracey Hobbs (SCI) and Steve Oldfield (CSED).

Members of the UEA Labyrinth Group at the centre of the labyrinth

The tree at the centre of the labyrinth...
The tree at the centre of the labyrinth

(Photographs by Steve Oldfield and Steven Shillinglaw, taken on Sunday 11 July 2010)

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