Lavender and Labyrinths

Our beautiful lavender is aging and may have seen its last year.  
Best viewed from a distance with a nice glass of Pinot Noir. 
Consider our little lavender heaven 'under construction'.
Stay tuned as we decide if we'll be replanting lavender or 
moving on to another project!  



Labyrinth 2012
                                                                                      Labyrinth July 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                               An early morning walk through the Labyrinth. 

We planted our Lavender Labyrinth in the Spring of 2009 with 680 local Oregon Buena Vista lavender.  Buena Vista a true Lavender Angustifolia, developed by retired Oregon State University botanist, Dr. Don Roberts.  This lavender has a dark blue color and superior fragrance.  Brian prepared the land, laid out the labyrinth circuits, and we set to work.  By the end of that day, it felt pretty good to sit in the circle of the future  gazebo.        July 2009


The lavender labyrinth is planted in a ceremonial style, reminiscent of the Chartes Cathedral in France.  It features a dual entryway with mirrored walking paths that meet at the center with a unified exit path.  Two walk the labyrinth at the same time, meeting in the center to enter the 14-foot wide gazebo, perfect to enjoy a glass of TeBri or a spot of tea, all the while listening to the poetic hum of our ancient ally, the honey bee. 

Just west of the Lavender Labyrinth, we have created a 7-circuit Turf Labyrinth, a smaller version of the Chartes pattern, with one circular path in and out.  Walk the grass path edged by small stones, to reach the young maple that grows at the center of this labyrinth. 

Our Labyrinths.

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The Stone Circle sits just East of the Lavender Labyrinth.

A small stone circle surrounding a fire pit sits adjacent to the labyrinths, completing a soothing meditative triangle of lavender, grass, stone and trees. 

In the winter of 2012, we planted 300 Grosso, Gros Bleu and Jaubert lavender plants next to the labyrinth and in front of the barn.  These lavendins will bloom shortly after  the Buena Vista, giving us few more weeks of purple in the vineyard.  In the Summer of 2013, we added the spiral of 60 more Buena Vistas to use as a nursery for labyrinth plants that were struggling.  The half circle of 40 Impress Purple in the pasture was added purely to enhance the view from our bedroom window, but it will create a beautiful lavender greeting to guests upon arrival to the vineyard!

New Grosso and Gros Bleu Lavenders.     May 2013

Weddings in the Lavender.

In addition to coming out to the vineyard to enjoy a taste of TeBri Pinot Noir, the labyrinth and grounds offer a peaceful place to bring a picnic lunch or just relax and take in the lavender.   


Labyrinths and mazes are frequently confused.  A maze is a puzzle with many paths and dead-ends, leading the walker to confusion and decisions.  A labyrinth, however, has one way in and one way out.  The labyrinth is a symbol used as far back as ancient times, relating to safety, wholeness, meditation and prayer.  Prehistoric labyrinths were believed to have trapped malevolent spirits.  Mythological labyrinths secured the dangerous minotaur.  Medieval labyrinths provided symbolic forms of pilgrimages towards salvation and enlightenment.  Today's labyrinths are used to achieve a sense of contemplation, and to quiet the mind in a moment of peace as each path brings you slowly circling to the center and then out again. Lavender Festival and Destinations ______Locate a labyrinth in your area.

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