There was a great excitement at the Chelsea Flower Show in London this past May about the use of topiary in landscaping. A classic element of gardening had made a stunning reappearance at the show, and it made me aware how much the feature is used in British gardens.
As we drove around we did notice the most amazing shrubbery…
…clipped and trained in the most wonderful, fanciful shapes.
I can’t image the amount of time and care that goes in to creating and keeping these lovely sculptures alive and in trim.
But the effort is greatly appreciated…even the most simple.
I have started looking for them, and comparing their beautiful shapes. It’s great to know they can survive even in these modern times when something that might take years to accomplish seems less popular. With topiary, patience is definitely a virtue
I love the artistic, sculptural quality of them.
And the surprise of seeing these fabulous shapes when you least expect them. The English love their gardens and are willing to spend hours on achieving great beauty. And we love discovering them.