Tucked away in the wooded area adjacent to Frank H.
Kenan Chapel in Landfall is a quiet memorial garden
created for reflection and remembrance. In 2008, plans
were being made to expand the garden, and Pat Bell
suggested incorporating a labyrinth, having seen and
enjoyed them during travels in Europe. Jack Leister,
who has a background in landscape architecture, set
about researching patterns and modified one to fit
within a small clearing in the garden.
The Kenan Memorial Garden labyrinth is a
three-circuit meander pattern, a contemporary design
unlike any of the ancient or traditional constructions.
In the center of the labyrinth is a sculpture of a great
blue heron by Ed Hearne, titled “Sacred Journey.”
Leister saw the labyrinth as a way to tie the present to
the ancient past in the meditative space of the memo-rial
The garden is open to Landfall residents at all times,
and the public may visit the labyrinth when attending
events at Kenan Chapel.
WBM january 2020