topiary art

topiary wire shape 25/03/2015

Top tips for tip top Topiary

Whether you’re growing your own topiary, trimming an old topiary tree back into shape or planting a ready-made topiary specimen, our top tips can help you make the most out of this long-standing art form in your garden. For instant impact choose a ready-shaped topiary form, not only will you have an immediate garden feature but the only thing you’ll need to do is to give it a light trim once or twice a year to keep it neat.   If you have a lot of patience, there’s nothing more satisfying... Read More

topiary cones decorating doorway 06/03/2015

Top 5 ways to use Topiary

The widespread use of topiary has exploded into artistic animals, contemporary cones and spirals, formal balls, and classic lollipops that can be used in a variety of different ways across domestic gardens, for large landscape projects and in splendid stately home gardens. Here’s our favourite 5 ways to make the most out of your topiary: Perfect punctuation Planting topiary standards or lollipops at intervals throughout a hedge is a great way to add height and structure to your borders. These topiary specimens can be formed using a variety of different... Read More

bc z 01/02/2015

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 – Box topiary shapes at Hidcote... Read More