A-mazing festival

Festival-goers will be getting lost this weekend when a little-known maze opens to the public.

The private maze in the gardens of a house in Graveley will be opened up on Saturday and Sunday to coincide with the village flower festival in nearby St Mary’s Church.

The maze was the brainchild of the late Pip Warner Smith and was created in her garden in 1987 with 2000 hornbeams. Based on the maze at Woburn, it has a central six-foot circle surrounded by 13 more circles.

Festival organiser Marion Bracey said it was a rare opportunity to wander round the maze and to enjoy the themed flower arrangements in the church as well as having a cake or two.

The flower festival and maze will be open from 11am to 5.30pm on Saturday, 2pm to 5.30pm on Sunday and the flower festival only on Monday from 11am to 5.30pm.

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All proceeds from the weekend will go towards repairing the floor of the church tower.

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