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:
Running around in the corn fields, and
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
Aged hedge maze with hedge sculptures (called topiary)
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
Dirt mound and grass field maze
Lush aged and elaborate hedge maze
Extensive hedge maze with fountain in the center (aerial picture)
Massive series of garden mazes surrounding large fountain
Elaborate grass maze in a circular formation
Extensive hedge maze garden viewed from above
Ground-level view of a garden maze as part of ancient castle grounds
Close-up of precisely pruned hedges structured in a maze
A series of hedge and garden maze-like designs
2-colored hedge maze alternating in green and purple
Close-up photograph of famous hedge maze with center of sculpted hedges into arches
Small garden maze
Dark green hedge maze with a triangular design
Spiral garden maze design
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
Close-up of winding hedge maze
Close up of carefully pruned hedge maze
Spiral and free-flowing garden maze labyrinth
Precisely planned and crafted series of garden shapes and mazes
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
Beautiful stairway winding down to labyrinth 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 aerial picture of a section of extensive English Garden containing maze-like hedge sculptures and sculpted trees
Extensive maze and sculpted gardens
Ground-level view of entrance to hedge maze
Short hedge maze surrounded by pillar-sculpted hedge
Private garden with floating cylinder-shaped garden maze on a pond1
Stunning garden maze floating on water
Circular-shaped hedge maze with the hedge itself sculpted into a cylinder3
Entrance to spectacularly huge labyrinth
Beautiful hedge geometric shapes laid out into maze-like pattern
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