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As promised, here are two pictures of the maze at Glendurgan Gardens in Cornwall.

Glendurgan? Cornish: Glynn Dowrgeun meaning 'deep valley of otters'.

The garden was laid out by Alfred Fox in the 1820s and 1830s. Given to the National Trust by Cuthbert and Philip Fox in 1962.

The maze is made of cherry laurel. Cherry laurel was chosen due to its vigorous nature which allows it to withstand regular trimming and the extremes of the Cornish climate.

The maze also has to withstand 90,000 visitors a year whose footsteps tramp around the roots.
For additional texture, palm trees indicate the four quarters of the maze, while the thatched summer house marks the much sought after middle.
The form of the maze is said to represent a coiled up serpent.

There was sadly a lack of people at the time of my taking these pictures; I wanted someone to be wandering around the maze so as to give an idea of the scale.

Another view in the workshop.

Thank you for looking, and keep safe.

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