A new year brings a beautiful labyrinth

What is a labyrinth? The dictionary defines a labyrinth as an intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze. Throughout history labyrinths have decorated floors and gardens. We’ve added a lavender labyrinth to Washington Lavender Farm.

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In the photo, the empty field that you can see on the right side of the inn has been leased from our neighbor and now sports a lavender labyrinth and a cross. Additional lavender has been planted to accent the edge of the bluff and along both sides of the property. This lavender addition will provide guests and farm visitors with an amazing oceanfront view that will pull them towards the water, here in the beautiful Sequim Valley.

This labyrinth is being called the “Bach Walk” in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach, a contemporary of George Washington, who embarked on a 250 mile walk in his youth to hear the famous organist, Dieterich Buxtehude. An app will be available so guests and visitors can enjoy his music while they walk through the maze to get to a bench in the middle of the labyrinth where they can enjoy waterfront views across the lavender and a cross that symbolizes his motto, “Soli Deo Gloria”.

Photo credit: Tom Roorda (www.RoordaAerial.com)

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