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Lost maze recreated at Clivedon House

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A maze in the grounds of Cliveden House in Berkshire that disappeared for over 80 years has been recreated using over 1,000 six feet high yew trees.

The maze is based on one that was built for Lord Astor in 1894 but had all but disappeared by the late 1930s - his original plans were discovered in the house in 2005 and the gardening team felt compelled to bring the Lord's  dream back to life.

The new maze has taken two years to create, using over 1,000 metres of steel edging and 60 tonnes of gravel, to produce over 500 metres of path over one third of an acre, making it the same size as the world-famous Hampton Court maze.

Mike Calnan, Head of Gardens and Parks at the National Trust said: “Mazes provide a perfect opportunity for people to get outdoors and to have fun exploring these rare, but important features from our gardening past. The Cliveden maze will be the most important yew maze the Trust will have restored to date.”

The maze will officially open on April 8, 2011.

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