Our vision

To create a garden of significance that brings meaning and beauty, invites community engagement and is accessible to all, located in the grounds of Vaughan Park.

Our centre

Vaughan Park is a non profit retreat and conference centre open to all both within and without the Anglican church, nestled on the hillside overlooking Long Bay beach on the North Shore of Auckland. It is a special place where people find solace and nourishing in equal measure.

Our hope

The addition of a Labyrinth provides an opportunity to enhance the gardens and provide the jewel in the crown for bigger garden plans including a sculpture trail.

It will be an inspirational and creative place, with pathways that twist and turn leading towards the centre...a place where meaning and healing can be experienced.

Our need

We need your help. Your gift or koha could make the Labyrinth possible and you would be acknowledged for your support.


Why build a Labyrinth?

The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol dating
back 4,000 years or more that relates to
wholeness. It combines the imagery of the
circle and the spiral into a meandering but
purposeful path.
The Labyrinth symbol
transcends race, culture and
The Labyrinth is a metaphor for
what is sacred in our lives-it can
hold all our life experiences in
its ancient form and spacious
pathways. It represents a
journey to our own centre and
back again out into the world.
In the middle ages Labyrinths were used as a
way for people to participate in a pilgrimage
without the need to go to another place. The
experience of walking through the Labyrinth
connects us back many centuries to the
thousands of people who have found the
Labyrinth to be a source of power and healing.




  • Contact us

    Contact us

    Dear Friend of Vaughan Park

    We are aiming to raise $100,000 to build this amazing Labyrinth designed by Chris Prebble, a top garden designer with gold medals from Ellerslie and Chelsea Flower Shows!

    Any contribution, however small, is very much appreciated. Maybe your group would like to make a donation?

    Some ideas are outlined below if you prefer to donate to something specific…

    Pavers (250 needed) for the outer edge of the Labyrinth@$5 each. Buy a bundle? 5@$25?

    Hedge Plants (many needed) @ $10 each. Buy a bundle? 2@$20 or 5@$50 or ?

    Evergreen Clipped Plants (15 needed) @$100 each

    Trees (23 needed) @$150 each

    Mulch or bark (8m3 needed) @$115 per cubic metre

    Waikato Top Soil (22m3 required) @$85 per cubic metre

    Steel seats (2) @$3,000 each

    Gifts can also be sent to account 02 0192 0130001 03 Reference VP Labyrinth

    Please click on the link to make an online credit card donation: DONATE ONLINE  (Apologies – currently unavailable while the server is being upgraded)

    Gifts are Tax Deductible and a tax receipt will be provided on request

    We will invite you to the launch of the Labyrinth!

    For further information:

    Angus Ogilvie Chair of the Vaughan Park Board

    Gifts or koha of $5000 or more will be acknowledged on a plaque to be displayed at Vaughan Park.