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There has long been a love affair with creating intrigue and mystery in the garden. From mazes of clipped yew which enthrall people as they try to find their way out, to hidden grotto’s and pavilions offering a sense of secrecy, gardens have been used to excite and thrill for centuries. And whilst large estates and awarded gardens have the room and funds to achieve such great features, even the smallest of spaces can offer mystery.
There are a number of ways to create mystery in outdoor spaces. Mostly commonly, winding paths, or small gateways, are used to lure a visitor’s eye to what lies ahead. A tiny arched trellis in a hedge, through which the slightest hint of more garden can be seen, will attract curious visitors. Meanwhile, a pergola walk covered in blossom will call out to be walked along and enjoyed, with guests wondering where their path will lead. Elsewhere, winding paths will draw visitors along it, with every curve offering something unexpected.