Beautiful Specimen Topiary
A well chosen piece of specimen topiary can make a stunning focal point as well as adding welcome structure to your garden. Practicality Brown has extensive experience of supplying topiary to gardens throughout the UK. We would be happy to give our advice – carefully placed specimen topiary can enhance your garden project and really give the wow factor.
Topiary is the art of training plants (typically evergreen shrubs and trees) into intricate or stylized shapes and forms – these usually take many years to achieve. Plants trained in this way will require regular maintenance to maintain the form with topiary shears or hedge trimmers. Evergreen plants are usually used for creating topiary, as they remain a permanent feature throughout the year. Typically Box (Buxus sempervirens), Holly (Ilex aquifolium) and Yew (Taxus baccata) are preferred. However the deciduous Beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) are also available as simpler topiary shapes.
Types of Topiary
There are various shapes of specimen topiary available as below:
- Cubes, spheres, beehives, columns, domes, cylinders, cones and pyramids.
- Bespoke shapes – cones with three tiers etc.
- Cloud Trees: this is a Japanese method of training trees and shrubs into shapes resembling clouds.
Prices will vary considerably but in general the larger and more complex the topiary, the longer it will have taken to create and consequently the more it will cost.
Please either fill out an enquiry form or call us on 01753 652022 to discuss your requirements.