Into the Labyrinth

An invitation to come and help recreate the Georgian labyrinth in Bath’s Sydney Gardens has been made by the Parks for People Project who are behind plans to secure Lottery Fund money to restore the historic pleasure grounds.


There’s also a public consultation coming up soon to view the latest design plans for the gardens.


The following information has been taken from an update sent to people who have registered an interest in what a working partnership between the Council’s Parks Team, the Friends of Sydney Gardens, local residents’ groups and the Holburne Museum are trying to achieve.

First of all – on Sunday November 19th between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm you are invited to join the project team to help mark out the historic labyrinth pattern ready for mowing into the overgrown Bowls Club Lawn.

The team aim to recreate – as closely as they can – the design of the historical labyrinth that was an attraction of Georgian Sydney Gardens.

‘How can the labyrinth be part of the future of the gardens? We’re inviting people of all ages tom respond to this historic feature through this temporary recreation and to learn more about it.’

On Sunday, November 25th people are invited to come and view the updates design plans for the gardens. They will be on display from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm in the Gardeners Lodge in the park.

The gent’s toilet is Grade 11 listed.

The historic gents toilet will also be opened up for a few people at a time to take a closer look and discuss conservation options.

Some useful contacts for you:

Website: Sydney Gardens, Bath