Scolton Manor Labyrinth

We’re delighted to have been involved with the new sunflower labyrinth at Scolton Manor…

Watch this video of Futureworks learners helping out and experiencing the labyrinth.  We can’t wait to see it bloom!

This impressive structure has been made possible due to the hard work, dedication and vision of  Scolton Manor, Pembrokeshire County Council and Norman industries.

The labyrinth journey

Over the year the Futureworks learners have had the opportunity to explore Labyrinths in greater depth.

We first started researching the historical background,  moved onto mapping with pencil, experimented with clay and absorbed the journey on the beach with Sand artist, Marc Treanor.  In our journey we quite often find connections to the mystical and sacred journey and the young people at Future works have loved exploring the unicursal design in depth.

In the next part of our story, we progressed to supporting Scolton Manor, a Victorian country house and country park, located in Pembrokeshire.  Learners spending the day preparing the ground,  sowing a mixture of wildflower seeds and taking time to soak up the tranquility.  It’s evident to see and feel this in the walled garden.  Rooks and wood pigeons fly above, wild flowers and bees are flourishing, there are even Pinapples growing in the Victorian sun house!!

Wildlife and the community

Scolton Manor’s vision is to restore their Victorian walled garden into a place of growth, reflection and sanctuary.  The restored Walled Garden was opened by Welsh Government Minister, Edwina Hart in 2014, and is one of seven partners in the ‘One Historic Garden’ scheme linking heritage, gardens and opportunities across South Wales.  We just love this – a place for wildlife and the community to connect, raising an awareness of the past, sustaining the future ecology and building greener societies.

You too can discover a day with a difference at Scolton Manor, located just 5 miles north of Haverfordwest on the B4329 Cardigan Road.  We recommend visiting the walled garden and why not take a picnic?