Garden designers have been creating small maze gardens for illustrious clients (famously including royalty) for thousands of years. They originally served a practical purpose, but eventually became simply fun puzzles to challenge garden visitors.

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Maze gardens are wonderful additions to children’s gardens and botanical gardens. They commonly accompany formal garden and modern garden styles, but can be added to any landscape design. A maze garden made with tall privacy hedges is a wonderful way to provide plentiful private spaces for outdoor dining or meeting areas. Different types of hedges will provide different moods and textures to the landscape. For optimum appreciation, provide a high platform for an aerial vantage point or plant the maze garden outside a multi-story window! We firmly believe that hedge mazes and puzzle gardens can and should be used more frequently in today’s landscapes. They can serve many purposes that deserve to be explored, from commercial landscapes to suburban gardens.


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    Older European beech (Fagus sylvatica) hedges can be pruned to create shapes or even structures like this arch.

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    Tall beech hedges form a dramatic screen on either side of this path.

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    Stunning European beech (Fagus sylvatica) hedge nearing 8' tall.

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    Hicks Yew makes a low-maintenance, dense hedge, perfect for creating maze gardens to delight the public.

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