Pimpernel Press will be publishing ‘Topiary, Knots & Parterres’ written by EBTS magazine editor Caroline Foley on June 8th 2017. The book ranges from the grand and imposing to the humorous and folksy, moving through garden history to demonstrate that there is a place for topiary in every type of garden, great or small.
EBTS Members can pre-order a copy now for £30 and collect it at the AGM on May 6th so you don’t have to pay the £6.50 for delivery charge and you get to read it a month before it’s general release.
Topiary, knots and parterres range from the grand and imposing to the humorous and folksy. My aim in tracing it through garden history has been to demonstrate that there is a place for topiary in every type of garden, great or small. Often mistakenly seen as the grandee of garden techniques, my desire has been to knock it off its perch and to demonstrate how the ancient art of clipping deserves to be in every gardener’s box of tricks. I wanted to show that topiary can take on many useful – even vital – roles, from replacing stone ornaments to being shaped and stage designed into magnificent pieces of malleable green architecture at little cost.