Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Path of Life Garden, Windsor Vermont

While we were at the Artisans Park in Windsor Vermont we took a tour of the Path of Life Garden on the banks of the Connecticut River.

Eighteen sculptures of various materials and sizes symbolize the human journal from birth through life and more.

Photos borrowed from the site. Following are photos I took while hiking in the garden.

Entrance to the gardens.

 Monolithic statues stand hauntingly in the landscape.

These picnic tables are full size, this photo was taken from quite a distance away.

The gardens are full of space for peaceful reflection.

Works of art symbolize birth, adventure, hill of learning, tree of wisdom, hope, creativity, union, family, community, solitude, ambition, sorrow, forgiveness, joy, respite, contemplation, death, and rebirth.

The concept for the garden came from Terry McDonnell, a child and family therapist, who has been working on the gardens for the past sixteen years.

After visiting the garden The Life of Man in Kildare, Ireland between 1906 and 1910, Terry knew his parcel of 14 acres was the perfect spot to develop his ideas.

Each year new features are added to the gardens.

Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Very interesting.
    Glad you went to this garden and shared your photos with us.

  2. Hi Gigi, thanks, amazing what one person can do when they set their minds to it.

  3. What an absolute treat of a place. Thank you.

  4. Such a beautiful garden, and so glad you could share photos of it, since most of us (me anyway) are unlikely to go there. Was that a maze or a labyrinth, I wonder? (Gardens often have mazes, which are to get someone lost of course)

  5. Hi Sue, thanks, we wanted to spend more time there but our relatives were waiting in the car and we had to rush.

    Hi Barb, thanks, that was a maze and I immediately thought of you and there was also the rock labyrinth.


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