Celebrating 40 years of Star Wars at the Skylark Maize Maze

Now in it’s 12th year, the Skylark Maize Maze is celebrating a much bigger birthday in 2017 – the 40th anniversary of Star Wars!

Each year the Skylark Maize Maze features a different design and when designing this year’s maze there was one theme that truly stood out, and that was Star Wars. After 40 years at the forefront of science fiction – and a great passion of the Skylark team, especially the owner, Edward Gowler, and his children – it felt fitting that Star Wars would take centre stage once more in the shape of a 12 acre Maize Maze in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fenlands.

Designed in the retro movie poster style, the maze – when viewed from above – features Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Hans Solo, Darth Vader and even the Deathstar. A smaller maze has been created within the ‘Star Wars’ headline, perfect for little ones with shorter attention spans!

Bart Woodbine, Events Manager at Skylark Garden Centre, said: “Star Wars is so iconic for so many people. It’s more than just the films themselves, but a real passion and obsession for many – including myself, as well as our owner Edward and his children!  As 2017 marks the 40th anniversary since the first film was released, we couldn’t imagine our Maize Maze honouring anything else in 2017 – it’s the perfect theme!”

In addition to the maze design, the Star Wars theme will continue throughout the summer at Skylark’s Funyard, including a special Star Wars gift shop.

The maze was also officially opened by a member of the Star Wars original cast, Tim Rose. Most famously known as Admiral Ackbar, part of the Star Wars franchise, Tim joined the Skylark team for a special Press Day, officially opening the maze for the 2017 season.

Images from the Press Day, or for further information regarding the Skylark Maize Maze can be obtained by contacting kimberley@hornbywhitefootpr.co.uk or bart@skylarkgardencentre.co.uk. Full details on Skylark’s wider offering can also be found at http://www.skylarkgardencentre.co.uk/ or http://www.skylark-events.co.uk/


Admission prices

Adults – £10 / Children – £9 / Family – £36 /Season tickets – £40


For more information, interviews or images please contact:

Kimberley Hornby Tel: +44 (0)1604 373700 / 07851610573

Email: kimberley@hornbywhitefootpr.co.uk