Monday, June 13, 2011


Almost every child who has grown up in Virginia has visited Luray Caverns.  I first visited with my family when I was 12 years old.  I thought the caverns themselves were, um, okay, but the Luray Caverns Garden Maze was truly the highlight for me.  First, I was able to get away from my two whiney sisters.  Second, I was able to do so in an amazing hedge maze.  I love the idea of a hedge maze.  Even a small intricate pattern of a low lying box maze catches my eye and interest. Here are a few of my favorites:
Luray Garden Maze
Hampton Court Palace
Ashcombe Maze Australia
Dole Plantation Maze
Hever Castle

Maze at Shangri La Kuala Lumpur
Van Dusen Maze
Villa Vizcaya Maze
Villa Pisani


  1. Hello Michael:
    We too are fans of mazes and, quite interesting that you feature several British ones here. Yew makes such a wonderful hedge material and suitably dense so that one cannot peek through to determine the way out!

  2. Hi, Michael - A great collection of images! My vote is for the beautiful Ashcombe Maze in Australia. It appears slightly claustrophobia-inducing, which suits a maze, don't you think?

  3. Mark - I agree. Ashcombe hedges look so light and fluffy, it seems that one would bounce along off of them.

  4. I agree. Mazes are something really special. I've been in the one at Hampton Court Palace and I loved it.

    Thanks for your visit and comment! Have a great weekend.

  5. Mazes are fun. I have done Chatsworth and Hever Castle. It's that sense of panic when there is nobody around and you think you are lost. I think the most difficult I did was at Leeds Castle in Kent but there was a person sitting high up in the middle for anyone in distress.

    The Kuala Lumpur one looks difficult.