Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dragon Hedge

75-year-old John Brooker, who lives in Norfolk in the UK used to stand at his kitchen window staring at a rather large boring privet hedge. One day, 10 or so years ago, he decided to take his hedge trimmers and improve the look of it. Today, after a few refinements, there's a beautiful dragon that he can enjoy after he puts the trimmers away. Since the hedge is on a public footpath, many passersby also enjoy the dragon. 

As you may know, plants grow quickly in the UK's temperate sea air so, to keep the 20 ft. high dragon in shape, John has to spend as many as 3 days every 2 to 3 weeks using sharp tools, tall ladders and long reaches. 

John Brooker clipping the dragon-style topiary

Here's a short interview: