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Hidcote Manor Garden HL

The 2022 AGM will be held online via Zoom and will include a talk by the head gardener, Lottie Allen, at the National Trust’s Hidcote Manor Garden.

The meeting will start at 10:00 BST with access to the Zoom meeting room from 09:45.


2022 Annual General Meeting of the European Boxwood and Topiary Society (UK)

Formal meeting which will last around 50 minutes after which there will be a short comfort break.

The agenda for this meeting, minutes of last years meeting and the 2021 accounts are available to read HERE or by logging in via  MyAccount and selecting ‘Access Members Only Content’ or by requesting a emailed copies from

Note – There will be votes on motions put forward during this meeting, only members are eligible to cast votes. Full details on how to vote by proxy if you can’t attend the meeting are in the meeting agenda.


AGM Talk

Lottie Allen, Head Gardener at Hidcote will talk about Lawrence Johnston’s vision and how he designed the garden in stages using hedges and topiary to create the famous garden rooms. Lottie will then talk about how the hedges are managed now and what interventions have had to be made in light of the age and size of the plants as well as the diversity of pests and disease being encountered more frequently as a result of climate change.

Lottie Allen, head gardener, NT Hidcote
Lottie Allen, head gardener, NT Hidcote