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The Dragon Hedge: A 100 foot long dragon-shaped topiary

Retired fan maker John Brooker was bored with his plain hedge in East Rudham, Norfolk, and so he decided to shape it into something more interesting. Note to self: it takes around 10 years to sculpt a hedge into a 100 foot long dragon-shaped topiary.


With extreme dedication and precision, Brooker used hedge clippers to sculpt six legs, a large head with pointy teeth, scales, and wings into what was once a simple, rectangular row of shrubbery. He spends three days every two to three weeks taming the ever-growing beast and has to climb up a pair of 6-foot-high ladders to reach the top. Photo by Damien McFadden.

In the archives, more dragons, more sculptures, and another long-term neighborhood project: The Chandelier Tree.

via My Modern Met.

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