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Australia's Oldest Hedge Maze

Bellingham Maze - Monday, October 31, 2011

This Maze was planted in the 1970's!

Australia's oldest and most famous traditional Hedge Maze now standing over 3 metres high & 2 metres thick.  With four mosaic flags to find in each half of the hedge maze, the hundreds of metres of winding paths take you through the South Maze into the Centre Garden before you tackle the North Maze. While not overly complicated it does take a little while to make your way through (some people take longer than others!) The North Maze is a totally different layout to the South Maze, so any tricks you worked out while making your way through the first part, mean absolutely nothing in the other!

The Ashcombe Hedge Maze was planted in the 1970’s with more than 1000 Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) plants. They are planted at around 1 metre intervals, and each year the hedge gets a bit bigger (and the paths get a bit narrower!)  Being a drought tolerant plant the hedge only needs irrigation in extreme heat waves.  It now stands more than 3m high and 2m thick.

The gardens also boast the world’s oldest rose maze, which blooms 217 varieties of roses on 1,200 bushes.


Source: http://www.ashcombemaze.com.au/