World Topiary Day

Thursday 12th May


Join us as we showcase our glorious topiary!


May 12th marks a special, global event, which celebrates the art of clipping and shaping trees.


The second World Topiary Day, is being co-ordinated by its founder, Levens Hall and Gardens in Cumbria, home to the world’s oldest topiary garden, dating back to 1694.


This 2022 celebration will involve over 35 gardens in France, as well as topiary gardens in the USA, Spain and Madeira.


Jim Handley, Head of Gardens & Landscapes here at Grimsthorpe Castle says, “Topiary has never gone out of fashion, being a timeless art form in gardens across the globe for many centuries.  We are extremely fond and proud of our topiary here and delighted to bring it to the attention of a much wider audience, through participation in World Topiary Day.”


Topiary is the shaping and cutting of small-leaved trees and bushes into geometric shapes and forms which resemble common objects and people. It has absorbed gardeners for centuries and is enjoying a resurgence, with celebrities and influencers often sharing their love of this gardening art form and means of creative expression.


World Topiary Day celebrates both public and privately-owned topiary, whilst inspiring keen gardeners and lovers of al fresco living to adopt topiary’s style and structure within their own private gardens.  It fittingly focuses on the tranquillity and mindfulness a topiary garden provides, through structure and form, shapes and creativity, in a world packed with stresses and uncertainties.


Our expert gardeners will be onsite throughout the day, engaging with visitors and answering questions.


Simply buy a Park & Gardens admission ticket and join us for this special celebration.