Get Away With Dre: Get lost (literally) in hedge mazes
Let’s put the MAY back in Maze, and look at life-size maze gardens, to quite literally, “Get Lost” in. There’s nothing like a bit of panic and anxiety to wake yourself up and feel alive.
A life size maze garden has everything! A bit of problem solving, it’s outdoors, gets you active; you can do it on your own, with friends, or take the family – perfect for both the intro-and-extroverts – and for those that love gardens, you can appreciate what someone had designed, made and maintained. It’s for all ages to enjoy!
- Mayfield Gardens (NSW Tablelands, Oberon) This dog friendly maze is in the Private Hawkin’s Garden which is only open to the public 4 times a year during seasonal festivals.
- Bago maze & vineyards (Near Port Macquarie) If you were already directionally challenged, adding wine to the mix might make it worse (or better). It’s an architecturally designed native Lilly Pilly hedge maze with over 2000 metres of pathways and hedges.
- The Harper’s Mansion Garden & Maze (Southern Highlands, Berrima) an English-style hedge maze. The mansion itself was built in 1835 and is heritage listed. If it looks familiar to you, it’s because you’ve seen it on ‘The Bachelor’. You must pre-book tickets before visiting.
Wanna take it to the next stage and go interstate? We can call it the MAY MAZE CHALLENGE.
- Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Garden (Red Hill South, Victoria). 3 mazes. The Hedge Maze was planted 40 years ago, it’s 3 metres high and 2 metres thick and you need to find 4 flags before progressing to another section of the maze. There’s the circular Rose Maze consisting of 217 different varieties of roses, you need to find the centre then make your way back out; and lastly, the Lavender Labyrinth with over 4000 lavender plants creating winding paths.