A dragon in his garden

John Brooker, 75, has spent 10 years sculpting the hedgerow outside his cottage in Norfolk, England, into a huge, 100 ft. long, magnificent dragon, complete with six legs, wings, and pointed teeth.

dragon hedge1Chris Parsons reports for Yahoo News, May 22, 2014, that Brooker spends hours trimming the 20ft high hedge to keep it in shape, and has added extra details like flared nostrils over the years.

dragon hedge2dragon hedge3John Brooker looks like a Middle-earth wizard, doesn’t he? LOL

The enormous dragon runs along the side of his garden and often surprises people trekking along the nearby footpath.

Paul Bevvings, who walked past Brooker’s cottage, said: “A dragon was the last thing I expected to spot in the Norfolk countryside. I got quite a shock when I looked over the fence and came face to face with it.”

dragon hedge4All photos by Rex features.

I want one!

H/t TheOneRing

~Eowyn

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surfercajun
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surfercajun

John Brooker looks like a Middle-earth wizard, doesn’t he? ….nice!

Sig94
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I wonder if he ever got his beard tangled up in the clippers? Next year, a Balrog by the birdbath!

josephbc69
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A true horticultural manicurist!

Tricia Hammen
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Very beautiful. Good way to pass time!

wayne bean
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wayne bean

that is excellent 🙂

lizzieclugston
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lizzieclugston

Absolutely awesome. It must be unique? Does John give lessons in how to create something as wonderful as this? Big thumbs up to him I wonder if the RHS have seen this?

Carol
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Carol

How about some red streamers fluttering from its nostrils…LOL
It really is a work of art – just wish I had a big enough hedge..and TEN YEARS…..;>>))

sue
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sue

beautiful art work

LB
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LB

I love dragons. That is the coolest thing I ever saw!

Donna
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Donna

What kind of hedge is it? (what genus/species)

Tam
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Tam

What type of tree or bush is used for sculpting?

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this extraordinary post. This man is such an incredible artist! How inspiring!

Barb Hanington
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Barb Hanington

I hope he continues for as long as possible, while teaching a young person his wonderous ways. Much LoVe to him.

Loraine Bond
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Brilliant so nice to see such endearing workmanship, just think of all the effort and loveing hours he has put into his work of art,, so well done he must be so proud xxx

TrailDust
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TrailDust

Wow! That is just TOO COOL!!! 😀

I want one!!!

Susan
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Magnificent, this is the living art!

Nina de Lisser
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Nina de Lisser

What a truly amazing visual concept Mr. Brooker has. Does anyone know if he has done others? I have seen this type of Living Art~but never to this scale and perfectly portioned .. What a talent and gift Mr Brooker has. I am left humbled.

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