Way Victor  (formerly  Way Victoria  ), located near  Roundwood  ,  County  Wicklow  ,  Ireland  , is a remarkable private meditation garden for its black granite sculptures. The 9-hectare property includes a number of small lakes and wooded areas. A plaque at the entrance indicates that the park is dedicated to the cryptographer  Alan Turing .

The park closed in 2015 under  the  name of ”  Victoria’s Way”  with the owner saying,  “Too many excursionists have become a fun park for parents with children, designed as a contemplative garden for over 28 years. but was then reopened as  Victor’s Way  on April 15, 2016 with new age restrictions and higher entry fees. [3]  The change of name actually amounts to its original name  [4]

The park is open to the public during the summer months (15 April – 25 September), with admission for adults only with a minimum contribution. 


Most of the statues in the park are in  black granite  , some in  bronze  and 1.5 to 4.9 m high. [5]  The first structure at the entrance is a sculptured tunnel based on the idea of ​​the  dentate vagina  . The first statue added to the park was the fasting Buddha. [6]

Eight statues are dedicated to  Ganesha  , showing the god of the elephant dancing, reading and playing musical instruments. [7]  All Ganesha sculptures were made in  Tamil Nadu  ,  India  , and each took five artisans a year to do. [8]

Other statues include a large python-shaped seat, a solitary index pointing to the sky, and interpretations of  Buddha  ,  Shiva  ,  Eve  and others.

Many sculptures include small patterns of modernity, such as a small pint of  Guinness  next to a Ganesha and a cell phone nestled in the back of a hungry Buddha. [9]


The park is owned and maintained by Victor Langheld, born in 1940 in  Berlin  and lived with a number of different religious orders in Thailand, Japan and Sri Lanka. [10] The  family legacy allowed Langheld to spend most of his adult life traveling to spiritual sites in  Asia  , before traveling to Ireland and sponsoring the construction of the sculpture park.

Langheld designed most of the sculptures,  [8]  and continues to organize the park and welcome visitors.


  1. Go up to: b  “Indian Sculpture Park Victor Way Roundwood Co. Wicklow Ireland by Martin Varghese / IvisionIreland”  . youtube.com  Retrieved on  June 26,  2016  .
  2. Go to: b  “Victor’s Way Opening Hours & Access”  . victorsway.eu  Retrieved on  June 26,  2016  .
  3. Jump up“The answers of Victor’s Way Q & A by Victor Langheld”  . tripadvisor.co.uk  Retrieved on  June 26,  2016  .
  4. Go to top“Victoria’s Way – Originally Victor’s Way (1: 58s)”  . youtube  Retrieved on  June 26,  2016  .
  5. Skip ^  Victoria’s Way spiritual sculpture park FiledSeptember 21, 2008 at theWayback Machine.
  6. Jump to the top“Victoria Way – First Statue (2: 33s)”  . youtube  Retrieved on  June 26,  2016  .
  7. Jump up^ L’exposition irlandaise de Ganesh, Victoria’s Way, Roundwood, Co Wicklow
  8. Go to: b  Erindipity of David Kenny  dead link  ]
  9. Jump ^  Wicklow Daily Photo: Indian Sculpture Park VI
  10. Jump ^  Victor, from Victoria’s Way ArchivedJanuary 24, 2010 at theWayback Machine.