From a humble altar-boy dreaming to one day become a pope, New Zealand native Barry Cox found his true calling in gardening. He built a gardening company that incorporated his apparent talent as an artist and a designer with his love for plant and life. His works are each unique masterpieces that breathe life. As a devout Catholic, his strong faith and creativity bleeds through his work. He has a special love for great churches across the globe, which led him to create a living cathedral made entirely of trees. Its magical and reverent vibe make it perfect for weddings and other special events.
This marvelous work is done by Treelocations, Barry Cox’s company.
They created a living cathedral made of trees in a three-acre lawn
It took 4 years to create this beautiful church
Natural materials are used, forgoing the traditional roof in favor of a leafy subsitute
They used hydraulic spade to uproot full-grown trees and re-plant them
The shape is constructed out of iron frames
This gave the structure a traditional shape
Walls were lined with dark-colored Leptospernum trees
While the roof consists of Laciniata trees
The church boasts an Italian marble altar
Natural light shines through and lights up the interiors of the church
He also created a “labyrinth maze” in the property to add to is visual appeal
The following video is a quick tour of this unique church.