Most people probably go to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, for the fun rides and games and yummy theme park treats, but during the annual Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association meeting held in the city in May, there was one attraction on the agenda: topiaries. The massive topiaries created by the staff at Busch Gardens take months to complete.
The largest topiary at the park, called “Spirit of Spring,” includes more than 160,000 individual plants and weighs over 34 tons to create the head and hair of a woman. At 18 feet tall, the topiary took two months to complete with a full-time team of 10 employees.
The octopus is made up of 65,000 individual plants that were put in to plugs on the display the size of shot glasses. It took a total of two months to finish this piece.