Gothic Maze Gardens
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Did you ever wondered how is it to be lost in the forest? wouldnt it will be gothic to get lost in a garden that someone created for you?
But its not only about getting lost, Its also about finding yourself, and give you the opportunity to navigate your life. Risks are all arounds you when you walk in the labyrinth, there are lots of life and death choices behind every turn as the unkown future is spread all over the mythical gardens.
In the last thousands years, labyrinths and mazes had a big impact on the world of gothic gardening themes and designs. Those maze gardens can be made by heavy rocks or high plants and tree, but one thing is certain they are beautifull and mysterious at the same time.
In the middle ages walking in maze garden had a religous meaning, you got the chance to evaluate your life voyage and choices. And also going in the dark in order to find your spiritual enlightenment. The dark and light themes are also associate with death and life creation. It was believed that ghost and evil spirit lived in the trees and plants that forged the amazing labyrinths. As the winds blows throught the maze and dangerous animals all arounds you possesed by those spirits who control the mysterious fields with their supernatural powers.
Gothuc gardens that designed as maze has a special usage for hide and seek games. These games can serve the need to protect the castle against theifs and other vandals by mils and mils of dead end mazes. Think that you are a stranger that want to enter the remote castle, not only that you dont know the area, you can also get lost and even die in the labyrinth`s paths. On the other hand, hide and seek games are well known as love games. mazes are the perfect place of forbiden love affairs. a location where you can release your sins without anyone to know about it. only you know these remote spaces between the plants.
As garden activities such picnics, field games and other social gathering became more popular, the height of the maze components reduced and was no longer than the hight of your knees, in order to give the people a chance to sociolize,comunicate and see each others. The maze garden is so fun that you dont only interact with other people but also with the animal kindom and the beautifull nature. every tunnel has its unique plants and grass, and there for different colours and shapes of nature is unfold every step you take.
Create gothic maze garden in your own backyard:
First you must draw the maze on a piece of paper. pay attention to the maze style as the paths can be rounds of sharps, big or small, and the number of the dead end can be also vary, all these factor determine the desgin of your garden labyrinth.
Where do you want to put your gothic garden maze? if you are constrainted by garden space its suggested that use choose a flat area, or a hill so you will be able to to distinguish your maze from the other parts of your garden. You should also be aware that use should reserve a part of your garden to a non-maze area, so it wont be difficult to enter and get out form your house. Gardening components: turf labyrinth, you can plant your own or you can buy mowed turf in different shapes of circles and lines that you can combine. And of course you can do it all by mowing your grass in the shape of the maze, by cutting parts of it and let other parts of the grass to grow high.
Other nature beautify, you can add a stepping stone as a directions inside your maze. you can also create special areas in your maze. In each area you can grow a different vegetables or fruit, and also plant colorfull flowers. Put big rocks or big trees in order to hide the rest of the paths of the gothic garden mazes. and also to prevent people to cheat and cross the maze in the middle but going in a stright line and killing all your flowers.
Dont forget that every garden need maintenance. specially if its a gothic maze garden.