Cambridgeshire

Maize maze of BFG is 'biggest ever' image of Dahl's giant

BFG maize maze Image copyright Skylark Maize Maze
Image caption Farmer Edward Gowler said he grew up with Dahl's books - and now his children love them too

The centenary of author Roald Dahl's birth has been marked by the creation of what organisers claim is the "biggest ever" image of the BFG.

Edward Gowler has cut 1.8 miles (3km) of pathways in a 12 acre (4.85 hectare) field of maize to make the BFG - short for the Big Friendly Giant - maze.

It has been created by Skylark Garden Centre near March in Cambridgeshire.

Mr Gowler, the centre's owner, said the 500ft (150m) maize BFG is "even bigger" than Dahl's character.

The BFG was published by Dahl in 1982 and is about a giant who captures dreams in bottles for children to enjoy while they sleep

The maze will open to the public on 16 July.

Image copyright Skylark Maize Maze
Image caption Mr Gowler believes it is the biggest ever image of Dahl's giant
Image copyright Getty
Image caption Steven Spielberg's film of the book comes out in the UK on 22 July

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