Today we sketched the Wandering Willow Elephants created by topiary artist Steve Manning of Suffolk in the United Kingdom. These spectacular life-like sculptures are made from willow and are expertly woven over custom made stainless steel frames. They are part of the Taranaki Garden Spectacular which is on at present. They will roam to different sites during the 10 day festival, and once it is finished they will find a permanent home.
As Scott said, the children loved them.
These elephants were very cleverly done. I thought they were woven like giant baskets or maybe wickerwork chairs? They were hollow in the middle, and much sturdier than I initially thought.