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Topiaries Beyond Compare

Jill Harness

When I lived in San Francisco, I once ended up driving past Robin Williams' house which is recognizable by the giant dinosaur topiaries. They were so goofy and out of place in that ritzy neighborhood that I couldn't help but giggle as I traveled the next few blocks.

This post on WebEcoist was able to stir up that feeling of glee I felt when I saw those leafy dinos, as it has 11 delightful examples of extraordinary topiary art. While the sea serpent at Walt Disney World is silly like the one at Robin Williams' house, some, like the topiary version of George Seurat’s famous nineteenth century painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte," are downright breathtaking.