Meditation Circle

A serene feature of this garden is a twenty-foot diameter meditation garden. Completed April 17, 2011, the meditation circle contains a labyrinth for walking meditations. A mix of evergreen perennials and annuals are used to form walls between the paths and the plantings continue to evolve.

Meditation Circle April 17, 2012

I wrote a reflection of the meditation garden in October 2011.

Here are some scenes of the meditation garden during its first year.

Inaugural Meditation Walk April 15, 2011

June 2, 2011

Meditation Circle July 31, 2011

Meditation Circle September 18, 2011

Meditation Circle December 31, 2011

Meditation Garden On Rainy Spring Morning March 24, 2012

Meditation Circle April 15, 2012

June 29, 2013

Early Morning Garden After Rain, June 29, 2013

April 2017

Snapdragons in Meditation Circle

Snapdragons in Meditation Circle

May 2017 – Short video

20 thoughts on “Meditation Circle

  1. Carol

    Susie,
    Your garden is lovely and the meditation circle and labyrinth appear to be a work of love. You should be very proud. It must give you a sense of peace and calm so needed in the chaotic and hectic world. Take care. Carol

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  2. garden98110

    Dear pbmGarden. We in the Healing Garden have enjoyed our visits to your site and as we have enjoyed your comments at our site. When I accepted the Liebster Award, I was concerned it would distract me from my contemplative gardening. In fact, the Award has assisted me tremendously. We wish to Nominate you for the Liebster Award. More information, here: http://garden98110.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/sedum-autumn-joy/#comments – The Healing Garden gardener

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  3. Born To Organize

    I love this idea! You’ve given me fresh inspiration for replacing an area of lawn (which we have no business having in our drought-parched area of Silicon Valley.) This is beautiful. I’ve studied mediation and yoga, want to mediate daily (and don’t). There is something about this walking mediation garden that really speaks to me.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you like the meditation circle. I don’t meditate every day either but being in the garden puts me halfway there. Thanks so much for visiting today.

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  4. Brian Skeys

    I have just found your blog via Cathy at Herbs and Words. Circles are such a good garden design feature, a meditation circle is wonderful, gardens can be such calming relaxing place. We have an Oriental Garden in Our Garden@19 which is very calming to sit in.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for stopping by Brian. Cathy’s blog is great. The meditation circle has become a nice focal point and I love walking it at special times of the day. I checked out your blog for a few minutes but didn’t come across the Oriental garden yet. It sounds lovely. Susie

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  5. jennifer

    Hi PBMgarden,

    I was hoping to get permission to use one of your photos of Monarda didyma. Please send me an email address where I can reach you. Thanks

    Jennifer

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  6. Judi

    Hi pbmGarden!
    I stumbled across your blog while searching for Perennial Dusty Miller. I love the meditation circle – what a wonderful idea. Could you recommend a source for the dusty miller? I haven’t been able to find it online. I used to have some that was passed along from my grandmothers garden but alas it has not come back.

    Judi

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you like the meditation circle. It brings great pleasure. My perennial Dusty Miller is a pass-along also, from a dear relative many years ago. Have never seen it sold anywhere. Are you local to Chapel Hill? Perhaps I can get you a piece.

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      1. Judi

        Thanks for the response. How wonderful! I’d love a piece of the dusty miller. That’s so kind! I live in Greensboro which is about an hour away. Maybe this fall?

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