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Rosicrucian Park Labyrinth Project

San Jose, Ca.

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PROJECT INFO:

OWNER:

Rosicrucian Order

PROJECT CONTRACTOR:

Blach

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:

Prodis Associate Architect


PROJECT GOALS:

Build Community Park; Provide Urban Habitat; Water Conservation

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The Rosicrucian Order of the English Language Jurisdiction has built a beautiful new Labyrinth with the assistance of Blach Construction, Prodis Associate Architects and Ecological Concerns Incorporated. The new Labyrinth is based on the design of the Chartres Labyrinth, which has inspired spiritual wayfarers for at least 750 years. The paths will be surrounded by native plants which create the outline of the labyrinth design. Around that will be an oak grove, sacred in many of the ancient mystery traditions. The entrance to the Labyrinth is also filled with cacti and succulents set into a gravel rock garden.

The new Labyrinth at Rosicrucian Park, will require little or no irrigation, resulting in a savings of hundreds of thousands of gallons of water each year. There were more than 1,000 new trees, shrubs and grasses planted in the Labyrinth,including many that attract and provide habitat for local birds and butterflies.

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