costa rica

Art + Botany: Evangelisto Blanco's Topiary Garden

November 21, 2011
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A small agricultural town in Costa Rica's mountain highlands, Zacero is known for organic farming, fruit preserves, and, for the last 50 years, its topiary garden. Landscape designer Evangelisto Blanco clipped the first sculpture in 1964. Today, the gardener still maintains his cypress bush garden—a whimsical cast that includes a dinosaur, octopus, giant rabbit, airplane, dancing couple, and an oxcart (the national symbol of Costa Rica).