The area presents many obstacles, but swift visible progress is now being made thanks to a lot of hard work. Once the ground is paved and decorated the rest of the work should be fairly simple. The garden will be open in time for the visit; the plan now is to have a procession to the garden and sing a litany of St Thérèse at the end of Vespers on Sunday 27th September, the day before the relics arrive at the Cathedral. If you can get to Lancaster on that day, please do come along; Vespers starts at 4:40pm.
From above, the cross-shape of the paving stones is clearly visible. It's starting to look as it was designed - if you can't remember the plan, take a look at an earlier post, here.