World Topiary Day

World Topiary Day is a new event for 2021, created by the owners of the world’s oldest topiary garden, which is to be found at Levens Hall and Gardens in Cumbria and which dates from 1694.

World Topiary Day celebrates the fantastic art of topiary (shaping and cutting particular types of tree into geometric shapes and forms that resemble common objects and people) and its heritage within the world of gardening. It seeks to extend the celebration to both public and privately-owned topiary, whilst inspiring keen gardeners and lovers of al fresco living to adopt topiary’s style and structure within their own private gardens.

World Topiary Day also fittingly focuses on the tranquillity and mindfulness that a topiary garden can provide, through structure and form, shapes and creativity, in a world packed with stresses and uncertainties.

Taking place on May 12 – the day on which Levens Hall and Garden’s ancient Radish Feast used to be staged – World Topiary Day channels the remarkable heritage home and gardens’ past, to bring relevance to the present.


Dec 05 2024


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