Plant of the month, Box makes terrific Topiary

Buxus Sempervirens is one of the most commonly used plants for topiary. The small, compact leaves are easy to shape and prune, and the evergreen foliage provides a wonderful, vibrant display in all seasons. Topiary is found all over the UK – in domestic gardens, formal gardens, urban gardens and often in show gardens. Box is a slow growing species, so formal topiary shapes are fairly low maintenance, which is great news for the gardeners in charge of the upkeep for the topiary shapes and gardens below –
Buxus Sempervirens topiary at Hidcote Manor Gardens, GloucestershireBox topiary shapes at Hidcote Manor Gardens, Gloucestershire
Box topiary chess garden at Haseley Court, OxfordshireTopiary Chess Garden at Haseley Court, Oxfordshire
Garden bench made from box topiaryBox topiary garden bench
 Box topiary balls in the Château d'Amboise gardens, FranceBox topiary balls in the Château d’Amboise gardens, France
Buxus topiary art  at The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2008Buxus topiary art found at The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, 2008
 Knot Garden at Sudeley CastleBox Knot Garden at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire
If you have any questions about this topic, or anything else relating to your garden, please tweet me @best4hedging and I’ll be happy to help.

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