The Classic Gardener

Classic Gardener - Growers of Fine Topiary

Welcome to the Classic Gardener Topiary Nursery, where for the past 25 years our dedicated team of topiary specialists have consistently grown and sculpted topiary to the utmost quality in classic and unusual shapes. We have become established as the foremost topiary nursery in the South West, renowned for hand clipped, vigorous plants with dense healthy foliage, naturally adapted to thrive in the UK climate.

We hold an extensive portfolio of plants with large numbers of classic shapes and others as unique one-offs ready for visiting customers to select from. Topiary can be chosen as containerised plants or from our Field Nursery as bare-rooted plants, from September to April, for immediate re-planting. We can arrange delivery on an individual basis.

We use predominantly Buxus (Box) and Taxus (Yew) and their various types. In addition we can provide topiary in many other varieties including :

Quercus Ilex (Evergreen Oak)
Robinia
Prunus Lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel)
Ilex (Holly)
Lonicera Nitida
Photinia
Viburnum

Our stock includes hedging and all the classic shapes : balls, cones, pyramids, cubes, spirals and standards and unusual shapes : animals, birds, geometrics, pom-poms and onions. We are also able to supply and create cloud-hedging.

Over the years thousands of visitors, amongst them photographers and journalists saw our former 2 acre garden at Pound Hill House, where we incorporated topiary in many shapes and varieties to provide contrast, structure, and year-round interest to the garden. We also take commissions to design using similar principles and offer a full garden design Advisory Service.

Whilst our garden is no longer open to visitors there are many places to visit where you will see topiary used in wonderful garden designs. Follow the links below to find out more details:

Abbey House Gardens
Hampton Court
Levens Hall
Rococco Garden