Recent Updates

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    Cadenham & Highgrove

    With tickets soon to go on sale for the 2020 season of visits, we look back at a highlight of 2019.

  • In The Landscape HL

    Boxwood Podcasts

    A couple of boxwood related podcasts by EBTS member Charles King Sadler that he thought you might find interesting.

  • Countryfile 1

    BBC Countryfile talks boxwood

    Margherita Taylor talked with boxwood timber expert, Huw Crompton, about the potential impact of an infestation in the Chiltern’s which hold some of the last boxwood woodlands in the UK.

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    Delightful Devon – The 2019 AGM

    Time to take a look back at this years extended AGM visit to Devon.

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.


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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This is our main way of letting you know what is happening in the Society, so please subscribe.