Recent Updates

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    2nd Wave of Caterpillars Starts

    The eggs laid by the box tree moths that have been flying for the last month are now hatching into hungry caterpillars.

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    South of France Moth Update

    Reports of the damage to boxwood plants in the South of France are coming in with unsettling regularity.  The devastation caused appears to be even higher than last year, due to the number of caterpillars that over wintered.

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    Propagating the National Collection

    Work continues on improving the health of the buxus plants in the National Collection, including propagating the rarer varieties.

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    Hampshire Happiness

    Thanks to the efforts of Council Member Bruce Ginsberg, we were treated to a wonderful day of gardens in the north of Hampshire.


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.


RHS Wisley Plant Society Weekend

EBTS UK is a member of the RHS Plant Society and this year, for the first time in a while, we had a stand at their event at RHS Wisley.


1st Wave of Box Moths Arrives

With reports of caterpillars in Frinton on Sea, Cambridge, close to the Chiltern’s & closing in on to the National Buxus Collection in Rake in the South Down, it’s not surprising there has been a moth sighting in Chichester.

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Topiary Tea in Monmouthshire

Are you an EBTS member living within 50 miles of NP25 4AD? How about joining Helena Gerrish for a Topiary Tea and a relaxed tour round the immaculate garden at High Glanau Manor?

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.

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