Five years’ labour for ‘amazing’ result

Eryl Neil looks from the centre vantage point over the maze which will open at the property today. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

Eryl Neil looks from the centre vantage point over the maze which will open at the property today. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

HAVING defied ravenous rabbits, the North East’s newest maze will be unveiled in the King Valley today.

Brookfield Maze at Myrrhee has been cultivated over the past five years under the watchful eyes of Eryl and Jeff Neil.

With a height of three metres and covering an area of 80 metres by 50 metres, the Leighton Green conifer maze has been a labour of love.

“Over the years I’ve visited mazes and liked the look of parterres and formal gardens and it’s really an extension of the garden,” Mrs Neil said.

“I wanted to do something for ourselves and then we thought why not share it and let everybody enjoy it.”

The gestation of the maze was not without some drama, with rabbits eating the top of the fledgling conifers.

“In the early stages we had a few problems with rabbits and we ended up putting in a rabbit-proof fence,” Mrs Neil said.

The maze will open from 10am to 5pm on weekends with more information available at brookfieldmaze.com.au.

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