The enigmatic shape of labyrinths have long intrigued both historians and archeologists. Today, many gardeners are taking advantage of the classic design in their own garden to create a place of serenity and calm. The design is one that you can easily replicate at home with just a little bit of work.

Three Free Printable Labyrinth Instructions

Take the difficulty out of designing a labyrinth by printing a set of instructions that meets your needs. Your options include a large stone labyrinth, a small trench labyrinth, and a lighted luminary labyrinth.

To use these free printables, download and install Adobe Reader. Click on either the instruction graphic or caption and select "Open with Adobe Reader" when a pop-up box appears. From there, you can download, save, and print the design instructions.

Customize your chosen garden design by following the tips below.

Classic Stone Labyrinth

The classic design is comprised of a single pathway that loops to form seven circuits around a central goal. This design features large stones and pea gravel. Use these tips for a twist on the design:

  • Use flagstones for your path instead of pea gravel.
  • Locate your labyrinth near mature trees for shade.
  • Place benches and potted plants around the labyrinth.
  • Enclose your labyrinth with a white picket fence and landscape around it using native shrubs, plants, and trees.

Trench Labyrinth

This compact labyrinth design features elegant white stones placed in a narrow trench. If you want a different look to your labyrinth, try one of these options:

  • Use hardwood mulch for the path.
  • Use two layers of stacked flagstone for the outline instead of large stones.
  • Fill the trench with river rock instead of white stone for a more rustic feel.
  • Cover the labyrinth with an arbor and plant vining plants to create shade and add interest.

Luminary Labyrinth

A labyrinth comprised of lit luminaries is a beautiful design for gardeners who want to enjoy their landscaping in the moonlight. Try these variations to customize your design:

  • Install solar lighting instead of using luminaries.
  • Use colored battery operated tea lights for a festive appeal.
  • Plant creeping thyme between the lights for a fragrant path.

Source: garden.lovetoknow.com

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