Recent Updates

  • De Hovenier

    Box Tree Caterpillars don’t just eat Buxus!

    It’s been reported in the Netherlands based green horticulture website De Hovenier that box tree caterpillars are able to survive by only eating other shrubs than buxus. 

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    Scientific Symposium Summary

    Around 130 people attended the event held at the University of Tours.  During the two full days of presentations there were over 30 different speakers from France, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hungry & Switzerland.

  • IMG_20181106_130917-RHS Herbarium HL

    £1,500 needed for ‘Box in a Box’

    EBTS UK is aiming to raise £1,500 to donate to the RHS for the purchase the 5 archive boxes that will be needed to store their current and future collection of Buxus samples.

  • C&S Botanical Botanica Topiary Topiarius - Room HL

    New Topiary Wallpaper

    EBTS members might be interested in a new ‘Topiary’ wallpaper produced in three colourways by the esteemed and historic company Cole & Son.

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.

'Box in a Box' Fund

Current total


Target £1,500

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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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