How to do topiary. A hands-on workshop. Saturday 30th April 2016.
How do to topiary gets sold out as soon as it gets published. An amazing course for our gardening workshop events and perfect for beginners.. If you are interested in Topiary and want to try your hand at creating this amazing art form then this is for you.
Topiary has been used as a living architectural form for many centuries, from Roman times to the modern day and on this hands-on day we share with you all our tips and ideas for you to successfully do topiary in your garden.
The things you will learn on the day:
- Short introduction to what is topiary - history and what can be done today (cloud pruning)
- How to integrate topiary into the landscape and gardens of today
- What types of plants to use - from holly to Buxus and many other plants to use
- When to clip
- Pruning demonstration and hands-on in large privet hedge for practice
- Care, maintenance and plant health
- Demonstration on shape, clipping, forms that can be used
- Training of plant shapes
- Have a go on Buxus ball examples to get you started
- Hands-on practice with creating a spiral, orb or pyramid
- Take home your own baby Buxus plant to start your own topiary- choose 1 to make, a spiral, a ball or a pyramid
- You can purchase additional plants to shape at home - small, medium and large
This is a hands-on workshop where you can unleash your creativity!
- 10am - 4pm
- Full day workshop
- Printed notes handout
- Morning and afternoon refreshments offered along with a delicious home-grown two course seasonal lunch
- Practical hands-on course, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as this workshop takes place indoors and outdoors.
- We will hold this course even if it rains.
- All tools are provided but if you have your own you are welcome to bring them along
This workshop only has 1 remaining place. I am able to offer Sunday 1st May as an additional day, please email me enquiries(at) rootsshootsandleaves.com if this is preferable ( I need a min. of 5 people to offer this course).