How To: Plan and Grow Your Own Maze

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 21, 2009

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The Ashcombe Maze in Austraila

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Wasn't anyone else mesmerized by the garden maze from Alice in Wonderland (A Big Golden Book)? After staring for hours at the queen's chase in the maze illustration, I vowed I'd have one of my own some day. Probably not, but I sure love to look at photos of them. Surprisingly, many garden mazes and labyrinths have survived in Europe from as far back as the Middle Ages to present day.  To see photos of Europe's most marvelous mazes and a quick How-To on planning and growing your own maze

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The Maze at Hampton Court Palace

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The Maze of Villa Pisani, Italy

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Guess where? The Dole Plantation in Hawaii

For more mazes, labyrinths and some juicy legends surrounding some of them, check here and here.

If you have plenty of years to lovingly care for your own maze,

here's what you need to get started:

plants

soil

ground cover

PVC drainage tube

walkway materials

Tools:

shovel

string

chalk

wheelbarrow

tape measure

pencil/paper

For specific directions on planting your maze

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