A labyrinth has one way in, and one way out, with no choices to be made along its path by the walker. It offers a calming and relaxing experience, centering the mind and spirit of the walker. Dating back over 3000 years Labyrinths have a long association with ritual and sacred dances undergoing a strong revival with their use for contemplation, ‘walking meditation’ and spiritual practice, their relevance seeming to transcend time and culture.
 A maze presents choices to the walker who must solve its puzzle to find the goal. The experience is more challenging and usually undertaken in a spirit of fun.  We have corn mazes in the fall. It would be really interesting to create a grass maze since there are so many different kinds of grasses and grasses feed the world! These are some of my favorite pictures of labyrinths and other garden designs.