"The 2000m² Beech Hedge Maze in the garden is a puzzle that needs a map and still has visitors wandering and lost. The ‘goal’ at the heart of Russborough Maze is a statue of Cupid enclosed in a diamond hedge" The Russboroughs made money through the diamond trade - how fitting then.
15 of the Most Amazing Mazes and Labyrinths -- what a fun post this is to look at! Would love to visit some of these...there's one here that "was built in 1689 and is written about in novels and poems" and another in Hawaii that's the world's longest (also available online!) that has "11,400 tropical native plants and covering 3.11 miles." Well worth the click-through!!
Called the largest plant maze in the world, the ever-changing maze at Reignac-sur-Indre, France blossoms into a brilliant field of sunflowers in summer and in winter is remarked and sown to reappear as a new design in spring. In 1996, the maze’s debut year, over 85,000 people attempted to find passage through the 10-acre puzzle.