The Kid Should See This

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.

tumblr_n6932snO2x1r0q28po1_1280

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.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s cherry trees in bloom, a virtual stroll

Rion Nakaya

The Chinese Dragon Dance for Shanghai’s Spring Festival

Rion Nakaya

North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum

Rion Nakaya

The intricate, temporary chalk animals of Philippe Baudelocque

Rion Nakaya

Diu Diu Deng, a Taiwanese folk song animated

Rion Nakaya

Community-built miniature cardboard cities

Rion Nakaya

The giant sculptures along North Dakota’s Enchanted Highway

Rion Nakaya

One Plastic Beach: Making art from found beach plastic

Rion Nakaya

The Corpse Flower: Behind the Stink of the Titan Arum

Rion Nakaya

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.    
Subscribe