Topiaries, and topiary gardening, is an art that has always fascinated me. A masterful craft, topiary gardening requires creative vision, some engineering and most of all – the patience to watch your garden grow…. Here are some photos from a recent tour of French gardens, and other inspirations….
by Rosenn Le Page & Hubert Puzenat
Some plants that work well for indoor topiaries -
Check with your nursery or florist….
- English Ivy
- Creeping Fig (Ficus Pumila)
- Myrtle (myrtus communis and myrtus appiculata)
- Herbs – Rosemary, Thyme, Sage
And for Topiary Standards…
- Roses, Geraniums, Fuschias, Oranges, Ficus Benjamina, Lauris Nobilis or Sweet Bay….
Other English topiary gardens open to the public are…
- Great Dixter
- Puddletown, Dorset
- Packwood House
- Lapworth, Warwickshire
Chateau d’Ainay-le-Vieil – http://chateau-ainaylevieil.fr/
Chateau de Marqueyssac – http://www.marqueyssac.com/
Chateau de Hautefort – http://www.chateau-hautefort.com/
Le Vieux Logis – http://www.vieux-logis.com/uk/index.php
September 1, 2011