WPC: Intricate

The maze at Glendurgan, Cornwall

Glendurgan is one of the great subtropical gardens of the South West. Set in a wooded valley dropping steeply to the hamlet of Durgan on the shore of the beautiful Helford Estuary. The garden is best known for its laurel maze, planted in 1833 and a firm favourite with children.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

48 thoughts on “WPC: Intricate”

  1. Lovely gardens and maze Jude. I was stuck in Hampton Court Maze for ages as a teenager. I have tended to avoid them ever since!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. You have left some here too 😦
      A bank holiday weekend and we have rain and also someone digging up the road (which has been turned into two-way traffic as the May fair is in town and most of the streets around us are closed, so how on earth did they get permission to do it today?) using a pneumatic drill!! I want to go back to Cornwall!!!!

      1. Gosh, Joanne. You learn something new about someone every day. I would never have guessed that about you. I suppose we all have our fears. For the record, I LOVE getting lost. We used to do it on purpose when I was a kid. We would head out on our bikes and take streets we’d never been down and ride and ride to new places and then try and find our way home. Some of my fondest memories. 🙂

        1. Perhaps the maze is more of a feeling of claustrophobia? I developed a fear of being trapped later on in life and now avoid places and situations where I can’t see out (rooms without windows, caves etc) lifts are OK as at least they are quick!

    1. I have never liked a maze since seeing the film ‘The Shining’ – took me several attempts to watch that to the end I can tell you…

  2. Oh, I so love mazes! Wish we had them here! Like this take on the theme.

    1. You don’t have mazes? I think the idea of a maze to get lost in was imported from France. But the idea of labyrinths goes back a long, long way. I find them a bit spooky.

      1. Unfortunately all we have are corn mazes in autumn……bleh.

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