RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW GOLD MEDAL 2011, 2012 WINNER JAMES CREBBIN BAILEY

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

20 Second Tips - Topiary Tips with James Crebbin Bailey

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Topiary Galleries

Topiary Galleries

Images drawn by James Crebbin-Bailey and photo galleries

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Topiary Talks & Tuition

Topiary Talks & Tuition

We offer Talks, demonstrations and interactive workshops

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Welcome to Topiary Arts

The planting of Topiary has long been an element in garden design in small town gardens. It gives an evergreen structural framework that is strong enough to stand up to the surrounding walls and buildings, as well as being low maintenance and drought tolerant – an important factor to consider with global climate change.

Suitable plants for Topiary, as well as topiary that can be shaped into parterres, mazes, labyrinths, or simple hedging, cloud pruned hedging or wave hedging, that I find work well are: Box (Buxus), Yew (Taxus Baccata), Phillyrea Latifolia, Bay (Laurus Nobilis).

For stilt hedges and pleaching I like to use, Hornbeam (Carpinus), Lime (Tilia), Privet (Ligustrum Jonandrum), Snakebark maple, and Liquid amber (Acer), Cedar (Atlantica glauca) and Leyland Cyprus (cupressus llandii).