There are many different churches across the world that have unique architecture, but few are as imaginative as this one.
New Zealander Brian Cox dreamt of the idea for a place of worship made from living trees after being inspired by the many beautiful churches he saw during his worldwide travels.
“I walked out my back door one day and thought, ‘That space needs a church’ – and so it began,” he told NZ Gardener. “I cleared the area in April 2011 and made the iron frame, drawing on all the research I had done over the years of studying churches.”
Cox put a lot of thought into deciding what trees to use for the project. He also owns a gardening company called Treelocations, which specializes in replanting fully-grown, living trees with customized equipment. This allowed him to create the impressive church of trees in only four years of growth, which would have taken years longer to achieve if they were planted as young saplings.
The church has an iron structure helping to guide the growth of the trees into the form of a building. The surrounding area also features lots of lush greenery that draws you in and makes you feel at home. It’s an impressive sight that could’ve only been created by the imaginative mind of one immensely talented gardener.