Planted in 1988 and designed by architect Vernon Gibberd the maze at Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, in Kent has the final panoramic central viewing point. This raised centre contains the entrance to a hidden underground grotto the escape tunnel that prevents the necessity of unravelling a return journey. The grotto created in 1987 contains water features, the walls are decorated with shells and various exotic minerals. Behind bars, in the final chamber, is a squatting life-sized GM holding a bronze key. The GM with nose foliage was sculptured by local artist Malcolm Murduck.
Leeds Castle which is now controlled by English Heritage is open to the public every day except Christmas Day.