Saturday, 9 June 2018

Topiary Town: Railton


Not far south of Devonport lies the unique town of Railton. The local pub offers a place to set up camp for the night, so we decided to crash out here and enjoy a few beers. Other than a place to park up for the night, we had no idea what to expect. It was topiary.

Topiary, for those who don't know, is the art of sculpting plant-life to resemble non-plant life. The folks of this town really take it seriously! The main street looks like a zoo had unleashed its residents, then turned them into shrubberies!

It's not just animals either, trains, people, wizards and dragons, plus much more can be found while exploring this tiny town. There's even a shop set up where anyone bitten by the bug can purchase frames to start their own topiary creation.

For the super-enthusiastic individual, there is a map in the town park that informs you where all the hidden topiary creations lurk. For those who aren't up for a topiary-hunt, a simple stroll down the main road will offer plenty leafy monuments to enjoy the art.