There are several wildflower meadows on the Pathways campus. They are a special attraction for butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife. The first was planted in May 2009. There is a trail to the east of the meadow with four meditation coves, each a unique space for one or two people to sit and meditate. Each cove has differently colored furniture and flower plantings: red, orange, blue/purple, and green/white.
In addition, there are three other outdoor “Tree Rooms” for one or two people to sit in silence or in quiet conversation. These are named the Pine, Oak, and Plum rooms because of the predominant tree species surrounding them. These rooms are closer to the retreat house than the mediation coves, and have two chairs each in them. In nice weather, spiritual directors and directees often meet in these spaces.
There is no reservation necessary for any of these outdoor spaces. All are welcome to walk the woods and use the meditation coves or tree rooms from dawn to dusk each day.