May 8, 2024

Planting Hornbeams and Privets in My Living Maze

My living maze is getting more "a-mazing" with each row of plantings.

I started this three-acre maze in the spring of 2022. I designed the maze with a variety of interesting trees, hedges, espaliers, and shrubs that would all grow tall enough to prevent walkers from seeing the paths ahead. Each row would branch off with pathway options and dead ends - with only one correct route to the center. So far I've planted European beech, European hornbeams, boxwood, parrotias, espaliered apple trees, American sweetgums, barberry, London planetrees, yews, hollies, and camperdown elms. This week, we added more privets and hornbeams.

Here are some photos, enjoy.