Maze at Glendurgan



Cherry Laurel Maze with a summerhouse in the centre and palm trees at Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall

I was inspired to paint this for a friend after looking through my photos. I knew they had visited Cornwall a lot and were also 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 also 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 was planted in 1833 and is said to be the gem of the garden. It 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. Then they handed it 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 great maze? If not then don’t be at all put off. Why not make their day with this stunning card when they have a special occasion coming up?
Why not brighten up your home, or theirs? Also available as a private commission mounted or framed wall picture or on canvas

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

Additional information

Weight 18 g
Dimensions 7 × 5 in