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75-year-Old Man Spent 13 Years Turning His 150-Foot-Long Hedge Into A Dragon

John Brooker, a 75-year-old man living in the UK, turned his boring 150-foot hedge into a green dragon. The fantastic massive extends on one side of his rented farm cottage and is up to 10 ft.

Mr. Brooker said: “I was standing at my kitchen sink one day and thought the hedge was boring so decided to do something with it.”

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He spent three days every two to three weeks trimming the design and compared it to painting a giant bridge.

Photo: DAMIEN MCFADDEN / BBC

“I think the dragon came from my days in the Army. I did two tours in Malaysia so the dragon must have been in my subconscious.”

Photo: DAMIEN MCFADDEN / BBC

His wife Pippa, a former graphic designer, helped with the design: “I’ve added wings and the top was quite plain but every year I add another couple of lines for definition,” he said.

Photo: DAMIEN MCFADDEN / BBC

The topiary features bulging eyes, flaring nostrils, and a crested back.

Photo: DAMIEN MCFADDEN / BBC

Check out an interview he did a while back after completing his hedge sculpture:

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