The famous Cairnie Mega Maze, sited near Cupar at one of the country’s top fruit farms, will be opened to the public later this year.

This year the maze is reflecting VisitScotland’s ‘Year of Natural Beauty’, and has been sown in the shape of a stunning butterfly.

Each summer the maze attracts thousands of visitors, and last year it celebrated the 2012 London Olympics by depicting an athlete running with an Olympic torch.

Sown in maize, the stunning feature grows to a height in excess of eight feet.

It stretches skyward at the astonishing average rate of an inch a day, and by the time of its opening later in the summer it will be four to five feet high.

The artistically designed labyrinth of pathways and blind alleys will extend to around six acres, and after its short life is over the maze will be harvested and used for animal feed.

A new feature at the award winning attraction is the Cairnie Mega Tipi, which now sits proudly outside the Tearoom.

It has been beautifully crafted by Glen Wolf Tipis in Peebles and depicts large juicy red Cairnie strawberries.

The Tipi is all set to host birthday parties & special events in a fun, calming space where people ca kick their heels off and just relax.

Cairnie Fruit Farm, where attractions also include a busy tearoom and shop and children’s funyard  is a long established family run business and a popular local landmark.

In 2007 it was awarded four stars by Visit Scotland, and more recently it won a prestigious Scottish Countryside Alliance award for Best Rural Enterprise 2011, and represented Scotland at the Grand Final awards ceremony in London in March 2012.

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