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Topiary Tombstones of Varaždin Cemetery

Thousands of trimmed trees fill this cemetery, carving verdant stripes and shapes into a landscape otherwise dominated by gray graves. They look like topiary tombstones, planted to live alongside the traditional stone memorials to the dead.

The cemetery in Varaždin, Croatia, doubles as a beautiful, peaceful horticultural garden. Meticulously groomed trees crowd around the graves. Different sections of the graveyard display their own styles, creating a patchwork tapestry of manicured natural monoliths. Some resemble tall pillars or rounded rocks, while others seem to blend together in a continuous, bushy wall.


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