Welcome to World Topiary Day

12 May 2022

Topiary Tours with the Head Gardener will also be taking place on Sunday 15 May at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Levens Hall is home to the world’s oldest topiary garden, designed by Monsieur Guillaume Beaumont and established from 1694 .  World Topiary Day seeks to highlight and spread the love of the fantastic art of topiary, and we hope you will join our celebrations. 

Topiary is the shaping and cutting of small-leaved trees and bushes into geometric shapes and forms which resemble common objects and people. It has absorbed gardeners for centuries and is enjoying a resurgence, with celebrities and influencers often sharing their love of this gardening art form and means of creative expression.

World Topiary Day celebrates 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.  It fittingly focuses on the tranquillity and mindfulness a topiary garden provides, through structure and form, shapes and creativity, in a world packed with stresses and uncertainties.

Our expert gardeners will be onsite throughout the day, engaging with visitors and answering questions. Simply buy a Gardens admission ticket and join us for this special celebration.


Why 12th May?
Topiary in Context
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World Topiary Day News

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19 May 2022
Levens Hall & Gardens Hail the Advent of Topiary Tourism
08 May 2022
World Topiary Day Event to Explain Cup and Saucer's Fate
01 May 2022
The Topiary Garden at Levens Hall
01 May 2022
Enjoy a Clipping Marvellous Celebration in Cumbria!
05 February 2022
May to Bring Gardeners a Clipping Marvellous Celebration!
11 June 2021
Topiary Garden Riding in the Clipstream of Topiary Media Exposure