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.

Address:
1350 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN
Directions:
East of town, on the south side of Hwy 165/Riverside Drive just east of Hwy 360/Ballplay Rd.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
423-253-7199
Admission:
Free.
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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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