Situated between Port Moody City Hall and Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice, the Crossroads Hospice Labyrinth Healing Garden brings new life and new beauty to Pioneer Memorial Park.
Within its 2,916 square feet, the garden features a single paved path, inlaid with 23 basalt stepping stones and surrounded by more than 600 plants. Stationed along the path, inspirational granite boulders, engraved with words like dignity, choice and compassion, serve to enhance the labyrinth experience.
From the arbour entrance visitors can see the benches and garden trellises forming unique rest stops along the way. Benches at its center offer a unique perspective on the beauty of this garden featuring the installation of stone dragonfly inspired sign and recognition signage.
Volunteers, staff and supporters from the City, Crossroads and the community, have contributed countless hours to building a garden that combines the beauty of nature with the healing power of labyrinths. The garden enhances the local naturescape and the labyrinth is known to be a powerful tool for walking mediations.
Visitors can use the garden for more than just meditation. This unusual space is the perfect place for public gatherings, arts events or as a tourist destination. The garden, of course, also serves as a venue for the Crossroads Hospice Society’s grief, bereavement and caregiver support programs. It’s proximity to the hospice allows family, friends and, if able, patients, to take a break from the stress and anxiety involved in the end-of-life experience.
Go to www.crossroadshospice.bc.ca to learn more about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities with the Crossroads Hospice Society.
Last updated: 11/06/2012 9:10:20 AM