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The Saxon Maze
On site we have a large beech hedge maze which is just over 1 acre in size. It has a mile of curving pathways and is especially popular with families.
Please note: the maze closes during the winter months for maintenance, please check status below.
This large, beech-hedge maze was created in 1991 by leading maze maker Adrian Fisher for The Year of the Maze. Adrian, author of best-selling 'Secrets of the Maze', is internationally recognized as the world’s leading maze designer. For over 21 years, he has had the extraordinary vocation of designing and creating unique and beautiful puzzle mazes all over the world
Our Saxon Maze was one of the many new mazes opened to the public during 1991, and it is appropriate that our maze should link directly with the Saxon period, a time when herbs were held in high esteem. The Saxon period gave rise to numerous mythical creatures and one of these became the inspiration for the maze at the Herb Farm.
The intriguing design is based on the shape of a Saxon sea creature, widely found in the artwork of the period. In fact, four of them were interconnected creating a geometrical pattern which was used to complete the maze, and this can be seen in the diagram on the left. The shapes of the creatures are recreated in the lines of beech hedging, forming an intricate and interesting maze.
Current Maze Status: OPEN
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