July 17, 2015


The sage and lavender plants in the Woodwynn Peace garden are growing. We’ve had a heat wave and many many dry days this summer so regular hand watering (our only option) has been required. It’s hot work, but the wonderful view, the fragrance, the sounds of eagles (and other birds, drones, and sometimes even parachutists), being right there near the ground with baby lizards that are only 3 inches long — as well as having delicious blackberries nearby — already ripe in early July, well, there are a lot of things that make it all worthwhile.

And we can’t begin to say how grateful we are to know that other folks love this garden and want to look after it too! Thank you to ALL who have been helping along the way. And to all who visit and enjoy a few peaceful moments in this very special location.

We are still pulling small thistles constantly and there are rogue blackberries that need to be monitored in a few places on the labyrinth and in the sage beds. Funny how those blackberries are friends when they grow a few meters outside of the garden but enemies when they appear inside :-)


Please see for more information about when the garden is open and how it came to be….

Video of the Woodwynn Peace Garden

June 17, 2015

Video of the Woodwynn Peace Garden – by Shaw TV South Vancouver Island.

I love how this video conveys the message of hope that *is* Woodwynn Farms. As Terrance tells us – stay on the path and don’t get lost!

Woodwynn Peace Garden is now open to the public

May 3, 2015

Anytime the Woodwynn Farm market is open, folks can also visit the Peace Garden and walk the labyrinth.

We were sooooo happy about the official opening yesterday. The turnout was wonderful, the weather was perfect and it was a truly emotional day.

Here are some photos (not all are from yesterday, but most are).

Sam Houston Sculpture

Note that Samuel’s sculpture “Borrowed Light” was installed in time for the opening day. I hadn’t posted about that yet. It’s been a busy time for us!

Woodwynn Peace Garden follow the path sign







Times Colonist Article about Woodwynn Peace Garden

April 30, 2015

Our Peace Garden project got some coverage today! We’re just about ready for the official opening on Saturday.

(A big “thank you” to Adrian Chamberlain and Bruce Stotesbury)

Glass and Steel Solstice

April 29, 2015

“Solstice” – our steel and recycled glass sculpture. We took it to Nanaimo yesterday and installed it (with lots of help from the City of Nanaimo – thanks guys!!).

I love the location, across the street from the Port Theatre and right on the waterway path that lead to Maffeo Sutton Park.

Here’s a photo that gives a bit of the idea of what it looks like. We’ll go back and take some more on a sunny morning soon and get the feeling of the light shining through.

Solstice Sculpture by Elizabeth Wellburn, Samuel Houston, Deryk Houston

Sculpture by Elizabeth Wellburn, Samuel Houston, Deryk Houston

UPDATE: Here are a couple of recent photos, taken at sunset at the end of May 2015:

And here’s my previous tweet with additional information.

Scenic Route to Labyrinth

April 23, 2015




Can’t believe that we’re getting this close — official opening is May 2.



Here’s the link with information about the opening day:



Photos of the Woodwynn Peace Garden

April 10, 2015

I’ve created an album on Flickr with lots of photos from the beginning of the project up to now.

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We’re getting close to the official opening on May 2.

Here’s info from the Labyrinth Society:


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