Topiary is the art form of clipping shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes.
Dating back to the Ancient Romans and Egyptians, topiary has continued to enchant and amaze us throughout the ages whether it is in the form of a lush green maze or a cute bush dog.
The team at Australian Handyman is not immune to the wonders of topiary, in this blog we showcase five of our favourite feats of topiary. To see more images of epic topiary, follow our Pinterest account.
This topiary of a majestic stag was outside the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, during the 2011 Tim Burton exhibition.
While this deer wasn't sculpted by a man with scissors for hands, no one can deny the artist has talent.
For lovers of all things nautical, this fish would be a great addition to the garden.
There is nothing like a giant fish made of foliage to show all us land lubbers who is boss.
These monkeys were displayed at the 2013 garden exhibition, Mosaicultures Internationales de Montreal.
Native leaves were used to add authenticity to the display.
Indeed, from the corner of the eye, the monkeys look like the real deal.
If your garden is lacking that little something extra, why not try a ginormous flowery pink duck to give it that extra bit of pizzazz?
In all seriousness this topiary duck is an impressive feat, the different colours and plants used give the duck life like dimensions.
The image of these foliage felines is incredibly romantic.
These topiary cats are not real, they are part of an artwork series called The Topiary Cat (which has a loyal Facebook following).
We included this image because while this topiary is not authentic, it is still incredible to look at.