Recent Updates

  • Waterstones Launch

    ‘Topiary Knots & Parterres’ Launch @ Waterstones

    Caroline Foley’s author of ‘Topiary, Knots & Parterres’ by Pimpernel Press in association with EBTS UK will be at Waterstones, Kings Road on June 15th to launch the new book and give a short talk. Why not reserve a ticket to the event and pre-order a copy of the book?

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    2017 Gardens in East Sussex

    Our first trip of 2017 got off to a brilliant start, the weather either side of the day was not great, but on the day it was glorious.

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    2017 Annual General Meeting – Agenda

    The agenda for the 2017 EBTS UK AGM to be held on Saturday 6th May at the Garden Museum in Lambeth is now available along with the minutes to last years AGM.

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    Topbuxus London Presentation – No more blight?

    EBTS was recently invited to attend a presentation by one of it’s advertisers, Topbuxus. The event, on 22nd February, was held at the Judith Blacklock Flower School, Knightsbridge.

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    AGM & The Garden Museum

    If you are coming to the EBTS UK AGM at the Garden Museum on May 6th and you like to know a bit about the place you are visiting, here are a couple of things that might interest you.

  • East Sussex Tickets

    2017 Events tickets now available

    Tickets to this years EBTS UK events are now available to order online.

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    ‘Topiary, Knots and Parterres’ available for Pre-order now

    Pimpernel Press will be publishing ‘Topiary, Knots & Parterres’ written by EBTS magazine editor Caroline Foley on June 8th 2017, but EBTS Members can pre-order a copy for collection on 6th May at the AGM.

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    Fascinating Boxwood at the Art Gallery of Ontario

    If you’ve read Mark Braimbridge’s pieces on the Waddesdon Bequest or Dr Dora Thornton’s piece about the British Museum exhibition of boxwood carvings, you should take a look at the Art Gallery of Ontario – Boxwood Project.

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    The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury

    We learned with great sadness that The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury passed away peacefully on Monday 12th December, aged 94.Regarded as the “high priestess” of historic garden design, she was best known for her restoration of the gardens at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire and her designs for the Prince of Wales’ gardens at Highgrove.Lady Salisbury was […]

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    A Good Read

    It’s always good when the EBTS UK copy of ‘The Garden’ magazine drops through the letter box onto the door mat and reveals topiary.

The European Boxwood & Topiary Society


The European Boxwood and Topiary Society (EBTS) is devoted to encouraging the appreciation, cultivation and knowledge of Boxwood and Topiary and to further extend both historic and scientific research in the subject.


Our aims are to encourage, improve and extend the cultivation of boxwood and to disseminate knowledge of boxwood and topiary, in all its forms, by means of publications, promotions, exhibitions, scientific research, European co-operation and exchange, conferences and visits, various meetings and other appropriate activities.


We are a European body with active membership in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Further relationships in Italy, Portugal and Spain are currently being developed. Each country is responsible for running its own organisation within the overall framework of our Vision and Aims. A longstanding and very strong relationship with The American Boxwood Society (ABS) in Virginia, USA has been in existence for many years and which we value greatly.

EBTS UK Membership


Our members comprise garden historians, writers, garden designers, scientists, nurserymen, great garden owners and professionals, as well as the many fine amateur gardeners who are the backbone of the whole culture of gardens. 

We are a “not for profit” organisation with members paying an annual fee to their own respective country organisations.

Our annual flagship magazine is called Topiarius and is issued to all members in Europe.


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