‘Maize Maze’ highlights task of protecting rainforests

This summer, visitors to a South Wales farm will be able to travel from Caernarfon to Caerphilly in just a couple of minutes.

Hendrewennol Fruit Garden, a family-run soft fruit farm in the Vale of Glamorgan has teamed up with an environmental charity to grow a giant maze made out of maize in the shape of Wales. Try saying that after a few pints!

The farm has partnered with my favourite Welsh charity Size of Wales who, with the support of the Welsh public, is protecting and sustaining an area of rainforest the size of Wales.

“We’re thrilled to be involved with this ambitious project.” said Claire Raisin, Director of Size of Wales, “This Wales maze is about 1 hectare in size; Wales the country is actually 2 million hectares. With the help of the Welsh people, we have been protecting an area of rainforest the size of our nation in projects around the world, and this map is a good reminder of the scale of that task, as well as being great fun!”

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“We think this is probably the biggest map of Wales ever created” says Richard Arnold, who along with the Keen family created the attraction. “We loved the idea of walking across Wales in a morning. As the maze grows taller, it will become more of a challenge, and by the end of October it will be perfect for a spooky Hallows’ eve!”

Thanks to Wales Online and I loves The Diff, you can watch a video of the maize-maze, taken from above, here.

The maze will be open to the public all summer, with free tickets available every Sunday.

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