“Mazes have been part of the English garden since time immemorial. They mirrored the twists and turns of human life in a format that is at once both profound and playful” said Sir Roy Strong. The maze at Hampton Court Palace is perhaps the most famous in the world. Planted in 1690 for William of Orange, it provides the inspiration for our Love Maze collection. The high hedges, secluded benches and winding paths made the maze a place where members of the royal court could go for privacy and where gentlemen could entertain ladies without the eyes of the world watching them.