In April EBTS visited some great gardens in Surrey – unfortunately the weather wasn’t brilliant, in fact it was very wet at times. So by special request Topiarius Editor, Caroline Foley and I went to visit Trudie Proctor at The Old Rectory for a second look at the garden.
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The late-summer trip was carefully designed to include some of the most beautiful gardens in Florence, all incorporating fine examples of box and topiary. As part of the trip EBTS also visited Romiti & Giusti near Lucca, a specialist nursery exporting topiary sculptures all over the world: here you could order any topiary form, from teacup to tennis player.
Things didn’t bode well for the first garden visit of 2015, a crash on the M1 threatened to make the views of cars on tarmac rather than beautiful gardens and wonderful topiary and after that cleared the weather tried it’s hardest to put a dampener on the day.
A year after it’s hard cutting back to reduce it’s size and improve it’s shape, The Garden House parterre is growing back well as can be seen in the updated photographs Rowena has kindly sent through.