HYDERABAD: An entertainment-cum-amusement park, Maze Garden, is likely to come up soon at the Necklace Road.
The proposed garden will be designed to tie the people in mental knots and will challenge the most mathematically-minded visitors with its twists and turns.
The garden will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore and will be spread across 2.5 acres abutting the Herbal and Spice garden near Sanjeevaiah Park, HMDA metropolitan commissioner Neerabh Kumar Prasad told Express.
A hedge maze is an outdoor garden maze in which the ‘walls or partitions’ between passages are made of vertical hedges. It is a tour puzzle in the form of a complex, branching passage through which one has to find the exit.
Kumar said the garden will be made of three-feet wide Clorodendron hedges with a height of eight to nine feet. The walking track will be six-feet wide and made of gravel flooring.
The rectangular garden is intended to promote eco-tourism in the state and create green pockets around the Hussain Sagar lake. It will also help to prevent encroachment of lands.
A children’s Park will also be built in the area with smaller mazes for kids under the age of 10 years and will have three to four-feet high hedges.
It will house ticket counters, a help desk with security equipped with latest surveillance systems and a watch tower.
The garden also will include flowering trees all along its boundary with climbers in between.
“Hedges with various patterns in the rectangular blocks will be created with intermediate flowering shrubs and ground covers,” Neerabh said.