9 most unusual in the world of mazes of hedges, for which you need to walk at least once in a lifetime
One of the most memorable scenes from the movie "Three Men in a Boat" is a scene in which the main characters fall into the maze. In our review, we will focus on the most unusual and beautiful hedge mazes worldwide.
Longleat (Longleat, Wiltshire, England)
consisting of more than 16 000 English yew hedge maze at Longleat - one of the longest in the world. Its length is approximately corridors 2, 7 km, and the total area of the labyrinth - 0 6 hectare. Since the 16th century, this area belonged to Marquess of Bath, who in 1975 identified a part of the territory of his estate under a huge hedge maze. Later in place the first outside Africa Safari Park and three smaller maze garden were built.
Mason (Parma, Italy)
The largest maze in the world is "Mason", which was built in the Italian city, famous for his parmesan cheese. Curiously, the maze has been created as a result of a dispute between the Italian publisher Franco Maria Ricci and writer Jorge Luis Borges. When Ricci said he wanted to build the world's largest maze, the Borges said, it's impossible.
The star-shaped maze, which opened in May 2015, was built using 200,000 bamboo plants, and its territory is as much as 8 hectares. Septuagenarian Ricci used the fast-growing bamboo rather than traditional trees and bushes to see the finished maze before his death.
Andrássy Castle (Tiszadob, Hungary)
Located along the Tisza River near the Hungarian-Slovak border, the hedge maze of boxwood and yew in the castle Andrássy on the idea of the architect was on top to resemble a huge squid. The castle was built in the 19th century for Count Andrassy.
Pineapple maze (Vahayava, Hawaii)
This permanent hedge maze, which was the largest in the world until the construction of "Mason", located on the Hawaiian Pineapple Plantation Dole. It consists of 14 000 pineapple shrubs that are fragrant throughout the four-kilometer path through the maze.
Labyrinth of Villa Pisani (Stra, Italy)
It is often said that, despite its small size, the labyrinth on the grounds of Villa Pisani - the most difficult in the world. Guides like to tell, that in 1807, while walking along the winding paths of the labyrinth, it lost Napoleon. Bike it or not - is unknown, but the labyrinth, built in 1720 by a wealthy Doge near his villa, one of the most beautiful in the world.
The corn maze on a farm Richardson (Spring Grove, Illinois)
On the field of 13 hectares of maize each year create a so-called corn maze. And its design is changed every year - for example, in 2013, on top of the maze looked like a portrait of the Beatles in 2014 - the US flag, and in 2015-m maze design is dedicated to the victory of "Chicago Blackhawks" in the NHL.
Peace Labyrinth (Kasluellan, Ireland)
Labyrinth of the World 1 hectare was planted in 2000 to celebrate the signing of the Good Friday Agreement (agreement on the settlement of the political conflict in Northern Ireland). It consists of two parts, and to go through the maze entirely, to cross both. There is a tradition that those who came to the center of the labyrinth, located in the ring there, "Bell of Peace".
Eshkomb Maze (Victoria, Australia)
For the construction of one of the oldest vegetable labyrinths in the southern hemisphere we have used more than one thousand Monterey cypresses. Since the 1970s, cypresses neatly trimmed twice a year, with each mowing session lasts a whole month. Visitors must pass the two halves of the maze, each of which has its own unique design. And next to the maze of cypress is another maze, which was set up more than 4,000 bushes of lavender.
Hampton Court Palace (Surrey, UK)
At the request of King William III in 1700, near Hampton Court Palace is the oldest hedge maze in the UK was built. Originally it was made from hornbeam, but then the trees were replaced by holly and yew. Hampton Court Maze is known as one of the toughest in the world.