15ft dragon hedge becomes an unexpected tourist attraction

The dragon-shaped hedge at Bagthorpe has attracted a lot of attention. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A village in Norfolk has found itself with a rather unconventional tourist attraction - a hedge.

But this is no ordinary hedge. It's 150ft long, takes eight hours to trim every three weeks, and is the shape of a giant dragon.

Keen gardener John Brooker said he thought the hedge at his home in Bagthorpe, near Fakenham, looked a little dull so he decided to grab his sheers and get to work.

The finished creation took hours to perfect but has now become a bit of a tourist attraction.

Mr Brooker said he had been amazed by the interest it had generated.

John Brooker, who has trimmed a hedge into the shape of a giant dragon. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

He said: "I'm totally blown away by the fact that so many people have seen it. My grandchildren said 'Granddad's gone viral, that's pretty cool'. That's the sort of reaction I've been getting all the time.

"I'm totally bemused by it. To me, it's just a job to do in the garden."

Stuart Leithes reports.