Celebrated every year in May

A worldwide celebration of the art of topiary

Whether it's public or privately owned topiary, created by a skilled gardener or a budding beginner, whether you enjoy admiring your newly purchased sculpture from a deckchair or like to get your hands dirty and have a go yourself - we want to hear from you.  Send us your photos on social media using the hashtag


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. 


We'd love to welcome you to Levens Hall and Gardens on World Topiary Day.  Look out for next year's date and simply purchase a Gardens admission ticket:


Why 12th May?
Topiary in Context
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What's it all about?

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.

World Topiary Day News

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17 April 2024
World Topiary Day Podcast
08 April 2024
‘Topiary Message in a Bottle’ Relay
01 May 2023
Arrival of Sandringham in Topiary World Crowns Three-Year Rise in Global Interest
13 April 2023
First Italian Garden Participates in World Topiary Day 2023
13 March 2023
Event to Help Gardeners Shape Up!
20 February 2023
Fate, Fortune and the Ace of Hearts – the Path to World Topiary Day