Win a set of topiary trimmers and a £25 voucher in our March competition
Gardening trends are shaping up to be wonderfully exciting this year as we celebrate the whimsical world of topiary.
The ancient artform of pruning hedging and plants into unique shapes is positively flourishing, with topiary growing in popularity as more people aim to copy the glorious gardens of stately homes and pay homage to horticultural heritage by creating their own, stand-out, home-grown focal points in their garden spaces.
Statues, ornaments and objects have been ousted by our desire not just for a sculpture but a living one. One which you can tend to, train and trim to any shape you can imagine, from magnificent mammals to geometric, graphical growth – the possibilities are endless.
In celebration of topiary’s timeless appeal, we’re launching a #toptopiary campaign for March, just in time for Spring, which finishes with the grand finale of the unveiling of Robert Hughes’ spectacular ‘Office Box’ topiary garden at RHS Cardiff in April, created using the best topiary plants from our expert growers.
We’ll be revealing our top topiary picks for your garden, a bit about the history of topiary and the best places to visit for design inspiration.
We’ve also got a competition that’s a cut above for two lucky winners. We’re giving away two sets of topiary trimmers and two £25 vouchers for you to spend on the topiary plant of your choice. All you have to do is visit the Best4hedging Facebook page, and tell us what shape you’d make with your topiary and why. You’ve got until 27 March at 5pm to enter so get creative! Winners will be announced on Monday 30 March.