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

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:


One month from today….. World Labyrinth Day!

April 2, 2015

One month from today is May 2 – the seventh annual World Labyrinth Day.

The Labyrinth Society proposes a “Walk as One at 1:00″ event – and at 1:00 pm on May 2, you are encouraged to join others around the globe to create a wave of labyrinth experiences across the time zones. For some it will mean walking one or more labyrinths during the day, for others it might mean drawing a labyrinth or tracing a path with your fingers.

If you have seen my recent postings, you’ll know that Deryk and I have been working on a Labyrinth at Woodwynn Farms in the Woodwynn Peace Garden – http://peacesanctuarysculpturepark.org — A labour of love that has given us great joy.

Here’s a recent photo:

Woodwynn Peace Garden Labyrinth March 2015
To find more info about labyrinths and the event, here’s the society’s webpage

Planting Day – 500 sage, 200 lavender

March 21, 2015


I put the above picture first in this post because it shows the almost dizzying kaleidoscope feeling of looking at 700 plants, ready to be placed in the ground.

We had made several trips to the nursery yesterday to pick up the flats and it we were so happy that it had rained overnight. The ground was perfect and the sun shone today so we didn’t get soaked while working.


We had a lot of wonderful helpers today — Thank You to EVERYBODY! I suspect that for every sage or lavender planted, probably ten thistles were pulled.

And, when were were finished, things looked almost as they had before because the new plants are pretty much hidden in the hay. But we know they will grow tall and make a beautiful border for the labyrinth pathway.



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