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Peacock Topiary

Immerse further into Topiary Takeover! The twenty topiaries inspired by UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites are paired with additional content to further guest enjoyment and accessibility. Use the four green links below to be taken directly to the additional content:

Audio Tour: Listen to Conservatory staff poetically describe the topiary displays, as well as the surrounding plantings. The audio sets the scene and provides context and plant information for each display.

Written Description: Read a written transcript of the audio tours to learn more about each display. The description provides context and plant information.

Image Gallery: View images of the topiary displays. The gallery shows the displays as a whole as well as the details that make each one special.

Playlist: Listen to the music that plays with each display, highlighting various cultures and connections to the UNESCO sites.


Audio Tour

Conservatory staff read a description of the peacock topiary of Rajasthan, India and the surrounding floral displays.

Written Description

Read a written version of the audio tour that describes the peacock topiary and floral plantings.

Peafowls are a very recognizable bird, as the male, known as a peacock, has impressive colorful plumage. The common peacock can be found almost anywhere in the Indian state of Rajasthan, but Keoladeo National Park is unique for allowing the birds to be seen in their natural habitat. 

Our peacock’s tail stands a towering 12 ½ ft tall, covered in a mat of green creeping ficus and the tail feather spots are created with purple and golden ajuga, highlighted with black reindeer moss.

Peacocks mainly live in open forests, with open spaces to gather and forage. At night they will roost in trees, safely away from predators. The surrounding bedding is a simple floral graphic, with long green leaves of liriope and carex, a red zinnia and dots of red salvia and leonotis. If you listen closely, you may hear the sounds of our hummingbirds, as the red salvia and leonotis is a favorite of theirs.

Image Gallery

View the peacock topiary, the entire floral scene and detail shots of the plant life.

Playlist

Rajasthan has a long tradition of folk music, generally performed during festivals and rituals, reflecting local customs, superstitions and traditions. India has a thriving culture of music in Bollywood movies. Many Rajasthani musicians have created music for Bollywood movies.

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