Location: 3549 Union St
San Diego, CA 92103
A couple decided many years ago to transform their hillside frontyard into an interesting Edward Scissorhands-style topiary garden for all to enjoy for free.
About fifteen years ago their front garden consisted only of basic shrubs. The owners decided to find a shape for each plant and they began to sculpt the trees inspired by travels she and her husband have taken. They have chosen ideas gleaned while traveling through Asia, Europe, North Africa, Hawaii, and throughout North America. They have visited famous gardens in Thailand, Botanical Gardens in Portland ME, Bouchard Gardens, Victoria BC.
Recently they traveled to Egypt and hence the three pyramids inspired by the three in Giza. The collection includes a surfer, elephants ridden by monkeys, a rooster, a buddha, their gardener, pyramids, a whale, bunnies, dogs, and a number of other delightful animals.
They love for people to drive by and enjoy their beloved garden and only ask that viewers PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB amongst the shrubs. The topiaries are delicate with no internal structure and a portion of a tree could easily snap away when someone pushes against it. They charge nothing for viewing their garden and do this solely out of love. Come and enjoy their artistry!
Personal Experience: I think it's so neat that a couple has put so much love and creativity into their front yard for people like us to enjoy. I do recommend to not go out here solely to see this though. Make plans to do other things downtown or in the area because this is a quick stop. It's worth checking out if you're in the area though!
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