Tellico Plains, Tennessee: 12-Foot-Tall Dragon Mailbox

Sculpture garden features a dragon, a giant couch, and a bent-over lady, as the sculptor -- Topiary Joe -- refers to her. He's created many huge topiary sculptures, but the dragon, and possibly the couch, are plastic.

1350 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN
East of town, on the south side of Hwy 165/Riverside Drive just east of Hwy 360/Ballplay Rd.
Daily 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Topiary Dragon Mailbox.

12-Foot-Tall Topiary Dragon

Was sort of disappointed to learn that the dragon is made of plastic leaves, but then I found out that Topiary Joe made it! Easy to spot from the road. After visiting the dragon, keep going down the road to the leg lamp mailbox and Topiary Joe's!

[M Spafford, 10/17/2018]

The plastic dragon is a duplicate of an earlier dragon that was made of living plants, and served as Topiary Joe's mailbox.

Topiary dragon mailbox.

12-Foot-Tall Topiary Dragon Mailbox

I found the dragon at the Charles Hall Museum at the Cherohala Visitor Center.

[Tracy Johnson, 05/26/2018]

Topiary dragon mailbox.

12 ft. Tall Dragon Mailbox

My native wildflower gardens are the start, the 12 ft. tall Dragon Mailbox gets its picture taken over 100 times a day by motorcyclists and visitors to the Cherohala Skyway, which I live on. Will be opening the property in Spring to visitors with a complete topiary and sculpture shop tour. Wild stuff like a bent over lady greets visitors after they spy the Dragon...

[Joe Kyte, 10/04/2009]

Topiary Joe makes huge topiary sculptures for a living. He made the World's Longest Hydroponic Chia Dinosaur -- 62 feet -- in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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