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A special tribute to the NHS staff of a farmer in Cambridgeshire

A special tribute to a farmer in Cambridgeshire
The maze is about 12 acres in size, with the heart alone covering one acre. Picture: Collected

A farmer in Cambridgeshire has created a huge maze with a huge heart to thank NHS staff for what they did during the coronavirus epidemic.

It was cut out of maize in a 12-acre (4.85-hectare) field at Skylark Garden Centre near March.

Farmer Edward Gowler and his team spent three days creating the words “Skylark thanks NHS” together with a heart, which is as big as 16 tennis courts.

Mr. Gowler said they had all clapped the NHS but “wanted to do something more”.

More than 1 million maize plants were sown and about 1.8 miles (3km) of pathways have been cut through them.

The maize is planted in April and the design is cut out in May when the plants are still very small.

Picture: Collected

The NHS tribute is the latest in a series of themed mazes created each year at the garden centre, which in the past have included a giant tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur, and Roald Dahl’s BFG (Big Friendly Giant).

The maize maze will be open for visitors from 18 July until the beginning of September and proceeds from the sale of maps to help navigate the maze will be donated to NHS Charities Together and The Fenland Road Safety Campaign.

Source: Online/SZK

 

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