The second ever World Topiary Day is fast approaching, this year falling on 12th May. Launched in 2021 by Levens Hall, home to the world’s oldest Topiary Garden and EBTS UK, the day is a celebration of the timeless art of clipping and shaping trees.

Though Topiary is an art for that has absorbed gardeners for centuries, it dates back to Roman times, it has seen a resurgence in recent years, prompting Levens Hall and EBTS UK to found the first ever World Topiary Day.

As part of the day’s celebrations, you are invited to join the team at Elton Hall for a pre-season special visit. Visitors will be able to wander across the estate’s Wilderness Garden which is located on the west side of the house. In Elton Hall’s secluded garden, three main paths lead to specimen trees and a Hermitage and smaller, intersecting paths, weaving between spring shrubs and over 20 species of shaped box

In the formal gardens, you can admire the artistic shapes on the Topiary Lawn. Bertie the Dog is always a firm favourite with visitors and at this time of year, you can catch him as well as the late tulips in the pond garden and early herbaceous planting which is coming up in the Flower Garden around the topiary pyramids.

While the gardens are open to help celebrate World Topiary Day, the house will not be open on this occasion. Find out more and book your tickets here.

Don’t forget, World Topiary Day takes place on 12th May.

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