Garden Topiaries! Out and About At The Annual SC Festival of Flowers

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This week we mingled with tourists and local residents to celebrate gardening during the 3-week long Annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers.  The focus of the festival is on everything flowers and gardening, but we also have a 2-day equestrian event, golf, 5K runs, triathalons, garden photography displays, luncheons with master gardener speakers, a car show, jazz and blues bands, food tents, private home garden tours, and much more.

But what I always anxiously look forward to see every year are the creative topiaries that are put together by just about any group of people – - from elementary and middle school students to businesses and garden club members.

Local businesses provide the funding for the topiaries which last just about one month.  So I thought that I’d share some of this year’s nature-sculptured creations which were based on a “Safari” theme.  All of these topiaries (and more, 22 total) are placed along the sidewalks of our quaint little downtown area.

Which topiary do you like best?  I love the giraffes, the horse (of course!) and the Jeep!

Horse Topiary

Lions Topiary


Giraffe Topiaries


Swan Topiary with Horse Topiary in Background


Aligator and Turtle Topiaries Along the Stone Stream Downtown


Butterfly Topiary


Ducks Topiary along stone waterfall Downtown


Elephant Topiaries


Puppy Dog Topiary (cutely placed next to a fire hydrant!)


And last, the local Jeep dealership’s annual Jeep Topiary!

So now which of you can create topiaries?  I know that I can’t at all!  I just enjoy looking at them!  Thanks for taking a little downtown stroll with me.  Have a beautiful, flower-filled day wherever you are!

Happy Gardening!

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Comments

  1. Wow those are awesome! I especially love the elephants and the jeep!

  2. These are wonderful! My favorite ones are the ducks.

    I’ll have to put this on my bucket list!

  3. Roz, I wished I knew about this before. would have loved to take a trip to SC and see this. The topiaries are gorgeous, and I bet they are quite a sight in that street. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yay!!! A blog not to leave me hungry! (Seriously I love those though) and WOW!!! Absolutely amazing Topiaries!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Wow. I’m going to have to take a trip to SC next year for this. Sounds so great. I love the topiaries!!

  6. What fun! I’m with you though – couldn’t make one myself. Makes me wish I was in the South again.

  7. Well, I sure can’t but I enjoy looking at them. Love the jeep and the dog. Oh heck, love them all!!

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

  8. THANKS FOR SHARING THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL!! lOVE THE HORSE,

    anne
    http://www.anniebakes.net

  9. Wow, they are absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Wow, our city won the Gardens In Bloom 3 years in a row but we had nothing like this.Breathtaking.

  11. I love topiaries, I just don’t have the knack for doing them myself.
    Mimi

  12. Hi Bella!

    Thanks for visiting me!!

    You can post your answers in the comments and then join us again next Monday and put them in your post!!

    Hope all is well!!

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