The first garden visited was Mapperton House, near Beaminster, the ancestral home of the Earls of Sandwich. According to a vote by ‘Country Life’ it is ‘the nation’s finest manor house’. The Earl and Countess’ son, Luke, and his wife, Julie, the Viscount and Viscountess of Hinchingbroke, live there and manage the estate. It has also […]
NewGen Liberty Belle™ is the newest addition to the NewGen® family as selected by breeder Robert Head in Seneca, SC. It topped the Saunders Genetics boxwood blight trials for three years running with its superior resistance to boxwood blight, good resistance to boxwood leaf miner, and beauty in the landscape. It is a petite boxwood […]
There’s been lots of coverage in the news and on social media about AI and how it can write material for magazines, newspapers and of course the web. So we thought we’d asked ChatGPT, one of the AI programs that’s available to use, the question – “What Is Modern Topiary?”
This was a new experiment for a day of garden visits in which members bring their own picnic lunch to enjoy whilst visiting two very special private gardens. The day was been organised by Charlotte Maclean, Deputy Chairman of EBTS UK, who kindly invited everyone to her garden for a lunch break and photographs were […]
I thought you might enjoy the attached topiary tribute to the King on his coronation. Our hedge had been looking forward to the event for just over forty years. I think it may be quite unique and, from the King’s perspective, being ‘You in Yew’ makes that exceptionally rare figure of speech… ‘the topiary pun’.David, […]
Review of the day out written by Neil Cave with photographs by Chris Redston
Join us in May for a long weekend of Cumbrian garden visits and celebrate World Topiary Day at its home Levens Hall.
This park in Columbus, Ohio, that has existed since the late 1980’s has around 50 topiaries. Created by sculptor James Mason, who died in 2022 and his then wife Elaine, they created 54 people, 8 boats and a bunch of animals next to a new pond made in the park. They were recreating the painting […]