creator of the Millenium
maze, a candlelit labyrinth installation for Norwich Cathedral (31st
December 1999), and of a labyrinth for Liverpool Cathedral (October
2005). She gave free workshops on Labyrinth Day in Norwich Cathedral,
as part of the their Community Outreach project. She ran a workshop
on the spiritual significance and building of labyrinths at the May
Fayre, Castle Gardens, Leicester in 2005, with workshop participants
helping to build the installation. She was involved with Axmouth
based group The Spiral in Seaton's Millenium labyrinth, which was
awarded a Parish Pump Priming Award in June 2004. She is author of
“Walking the Labyrinth” (2004).
widely on the labyrinth.
Currently resident at Schumacher College International Centre for
Ecological Studies, Devon, in wintertime, and staying at Swithland
Woods, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire in the summer.
extract is taken from the
Norfolk Gardens Trust Journal Spring 2001.
Parks represent the last
great phase of Municipal Park design, the significance of which was
recognised by English Heritage in 1993 when five of them were placed
on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Interest. In addition
to this, the structures and main buildings were also listed in 1995
by the Secretary of State as Grade 2 Listed Buildings.
the River Wensum, the
design of the park focuses on the natural assets of the riverside
location and is popular with local residents as well as those from
afar. Artist Jane Sunderland was involved in designing the labyrinth
which occupies the central focal point of the park. Designed
originally as the Norwich labyrinth for the Millennium celebrations,
it was transferred to its permanent home at Wensum in the spring. A
successful workshop day culminated in the participants assisting Jane
to mark out the labyrinth, which was then completed using setts and
turf. To link in with the labyrinth the twelve planting beds
the centre have been
planted with herbaceous plants associated with the signs of the
zodiac. The outer shrub beds of the central area have been replanted
with a repeat rhythm of native shrubs, and herbaceous plants. A
phased replanting of the ornamental flowering cherries which had
become over mature has also been initiated.