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Circus Trees

Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
18 Kudos
Unfortunately, I only took pictures of two of the approximately 29 “Circus Trees” during our visit to Gilroy Gardens. A gentleman named Axel Erlandson created these “Circus Trees” on his property in Scotts Valley which is about 50 miles from the Gilroy Gardens. He created several different designs of trees by coaxing the trunks of trees into different shapes and bringing them together to make what appears to be one tree. In 1985, many years after his death (1964) these trees were carefully removed and transplanted at Gilroy Gardens for everyone to enjoy. One of the trees in the photos is a group of four trees manipulated into one tree with four trunks. It sits next to one of the food courts and the monorail. The second tree is at the entrance to Claudia’s Garden. It is two trees made to form an arc, that you walk under as you enter the garden. One of the trees I missed during this visit is a group of six eucalyptus trees weaved together to form a basket shaped tree with a hollow center.
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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
The Circus Trees are fun to see while you are at Gilroy Gardens

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