48 “Mind-Boggling” Hedge Maze & Garden Labyrinth Designs (Pictures)

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Elaborate free-flowing hedge maze




I grew up in a farming community.  Our family didn’t have a farm, but I spent many days and weekends with friends who lived on large farms.  Those were some great times.  A farm is a magical place for a kid.

2 of my favorite activities on a farm were:

  1. Running around in the corn fields, and
  2. Building hay bale forts in the hay lofts.

The corn fields weren’t too big so getting lost wasn’t a problem – but they were big enough lose sense of direction and have the feeling of being in a maze.

When it came to building elaborate bale forts, I couldn’t get enough of it.  I particularly liked building tunnel systems connecting a network of forts throughout the entire loft.

Hedge mazes are an elevated form of the corn fields and hay tunnels I enjoyed.  There’s something awe-inspiring about garden mazes; both looking at them from afar and above as well as momentarily getting lost in them admiring the ingenuity, planning and endless effort in creating such a place.

My long-time appreciation of all maze-type structures and gardens inspired researching and posting these photos of hedge mazes, garden designs and labyrinths.  While most of us would never endeavor to turn our yard into such an extravagant garden, it’s still fun to look and appreciate the effort, time and odd beauty of the intricate garden mazes that exist around the world.

Picture collage of 9 popular garden mazes

Picture collage of 9 popular garden mazes

Aged hedge maze with hedge sculptures (called topiary)

Aged hedge maze with hedge sculptures (called topiary)

Geometric shape hedges in a large grass field

Geometric shape hedges in a large grass field

Interesting spin on the hedge maze - this is mounds of dirt formatted into a maze planted with grass on top

Interesting spin on the hedge maze – this is mounds of dirt formatted into a maze planted with grass on top

Dirt mound and grass field maze

Dirt mound and grass field maze

Lush aged and elaborate hedge maze

Lush aged and elaborate hedge maze

Extensive hedge maze with fountain in the center (aerial picture)

Extensive hedge maze with fountain in the center (aerial picture)

Massive series of garden mazes surrounding large fountain

Massive series of garden mazes surrounding large fountain

Elaborate grass maze in a circular formation

Elaborate grass maze in a circular formation

Extensive hedge maze garden viewed from above

Extensive hedge maze garden viewed from above

Ground-level view of a garden maze as part of ancient castle grounds

Ground-level view of a garden maze as part of ancient castle grounds

Close-up of precisely pruned hedges structured in a maze

Close-up of precisely pruned hedges structured in a maze

A series of hedge and garden maze-like designs

A series of hedge and garden maze-like designs

2-colored hedge maze alternating in green and purple

2-colored hedge maze alternating in green and purple

Close-up photograph of famous hedge maze with center of sculpted hedges into arches

Close-up photograph of famous hedge maze with center of sculpted hedges into arches

Small garden maze

Small garden maze

Dark green hedge maze with a triangular design

Dark green hedge maze with a triangular design

Spiral garden maze design

Spiral garden maze design

Simple grass maze design in large rectangle field

Simple grass maze design in large rectangle field

Topiaries are an attractive and eye catching addition to any garden!

 

Aerial picture of extensive garden labyrinth

Aerial picture of extensive garden labyrinth

Close-up of winding hedge maze

Close-up of winding hedge maze

Close up of carefully pruned hedge maze

Close up of carefully pruned hedge maze

Spiral and free-flowing garden maze labyrinth

Spiral and free-flowing garden maze labyrinth

Precisely planned and crafted series of garden shapes and mazes

Precisely planned and crafted series of garden shapes and mazes

Huge English garden with mazes as part of castle grounds

Huge English garden with mazes as part of castle grounds

We love the gorgeous garden featured above, as well as the giant castle that shadows it!

 

Extensive English Garden containing a wide variety of sculpted hedges, trees and plants

Extensive English Garden containing a wide variety of sculpted hedges, trees and plants

Beautiful stairway winding down to labyrinth garden maze

Beautiful stairway winding down to labyrinth garden maze

Close up photograph of a section of an extensive and comprehensive garden maze

Close up photograph of a section of an extensive and comprehensive garden maze

Close-up picture of extensive free-flowing labyrinth garden

Close-up picture of extensive free-flowing labyrinth garden

Close-up aerial picture of a section of extensive English Garden containing maze-like hedge sculptures and sculpted trees

Close-up aerial picture of a section of extensive English Garden containing maze-like hedge sculptures and sculpted trees

Extensive maze and sculpted gardens

Extensive maze and sculpted gardens

Ground-level view of entrance to hedge maze

Ground-level view of entrance to hedge maze

Short hedge maze surrounded by pillar-sculpted hedge

Short hedge maze surrounded by pillar-sculpted hedge

Private garden with floating cylinder-shaped garden maze on a pond

Private garden with floating cylinder-shaped garden maze on a pond1

Stunning garden maze floating on water

Stunning garden maze floating on water

Circular-shaped hedge maze with the hedge itself sculpted into a cylinder

Circular-shaped hedge maze with the hedge itself sculpted into a cylinder3

Entrance to spectacularly huge labyrinth

Entrance to spectacularly huge labyrinth

Beautiful hedge geometric shapes laid out into maze-like pattern

Beautiful hedge geometric shapes laid out into maze-like pattern

Geometric hedges fitted together like a puzzle resulting in a maze-like garden

Geometric hedges fitted together like a puzzle resulting in a maze-like garden

Gardens of all shapes and sizes are a wonderful addition to any home, and enjoyable for all members of your family…even pets!

 

Interesting combination of a hedge maze with planted trees within the pathways

Interesting combination of a hedge maze with planted trees within the pathways

Photo collage of 5 famous hedge mazes

Photo collage of 5 famous hedge mazes


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