Maze at Glendurgan



Cherry Laurel Maze with a summerhouse in the centre and Palm trees at Glendurgan Gardens, Cornwall

I was inspired to paint this for a friend after looking through my photos.  I knew they visited Cornwall a lot and were a National Trust member.  

Glendurgan Garden is near Mawnan Smith in Cornwall.  This grade ll listed subtropical garden sits in a valley of exotic and rare plants, trees, and shrubs.  Alfred Fox designed the garden in the 1820s.  Alfred Fox got the rare exotic plants when he worked for a shipping business.  The cherry laurel maze bears frequent trimming and footsteps on its roots.  The maze was based on the labyrinth in Sydney Gardens, Bath.  Glendurgan Garden remained in the hands of the Fox family until 1962.  It was then handed to the National Trust.  The palm trees mark the corners of the maze.  The summerhouse marks the centre.
The people in the maze are characterful.  Friends have made their own opinions about the look on people’s faces in the maze.

Have you been to Glendurgan Garden or know of someone that has? Do you or they have memories of this maze?  Why not brighten your home, or theirs?  Why not make their day with this stunning card when they have a special occasion coming up?

7″ x 5″ printed greetings card Blank Inside sold with an FSC Daffodil Yellow envelope

Additional information

Weight 18 g
Dimensions 7 × 5 in