Topiary Zoo
Ornamental gardens with the bushes in the shapes of animals.


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Topiary Elephants. Just as good as real elephants.

Ornamental gardens with bushes trimmed and grown into the shapes of animals. Usually lends a sense of quirkiness to what would otherwise be a rich person's stuffy garden. The possibility of the animals coming the life by magic seems to be common. May be accompanied by a Hedge Maze.


Examples

Anime and Manga
  • Black Butler, insofar as being cut into whimsical shapes. They're skulls.

Film

Tabletop Games
  • Dungeons & Dragons has monsters called Topiary Guardians, basically animated hedges in the shapes of whatever animal you want to use (including a leopard, a warthog and a triceratops).

Video Games
  • The Sims had several ornamental bushes you could buy, including one shaped like a llama. In The Sims 3, you can trim your own bushes into several shapes, including animals.

Western Animation
  • There was one episode of the old My Little Pony that involved a hedge maze with topiary animals that came to life and went after the characters when they triggered some kind of trap.
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