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Labyrinth opened in Hervey Bay Botanic Garden

14 July 2017

Cr George Seymour and Amelia McLarnon, President of the Zonta Club of Hervey Bay 2015 -17 contemplate at the Labyrinth in the Hervey Bay Botanic Garden.

In a maze you get lost – in a labyrinth you find your way.

A 16m diameter labyrinth was opened on Friday, July 14 in the Hervey Bay Botanic Garden.

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path - a journey to your own centre and back again.

The botanic garden labyrinth was created by Council with help from the Zonta Club of Hervey Bay.

“The club has been lobbying for a couple of years to create a permanent labyrinth,” Amelia McLarnon, President of Zonta Club of Hervey Bay 2015 -17, said.

“The club installed a number of temporary ones; the first was to highlight the United Nations Day of World Peace on September 21, 2015.”

“A temporary labyrinth was outlined at the Bill Fraser Park, Torquay, to celebrate the 25 years of service to the community by the Zonta Club of Hervey Bay.

“It was a great success and lead to the development of a permanent labyrinth”

The botanic garden is well suited for the labyrinth, Councillor George Seymour said.

Councillor Seymour allocated $13,000 from his Discretionary Fund to the project.

“The botanic garden is a contemplative space that is an oasis of tranquillity. The sandstone structure of the labyrinth amongst the tall trees provides a picturesque location.”