Steps to take when you want your garden to throw shapes

Topiary has a place in every garden whatever the style, contemporary or cottage and everything in between

Classical shapes such as cones and balls look good in any residential garden

Sculpted greenery works well in any garden as it offers structure and year-round interest. Now is a good time to plant some (if the ground is not frozen), as roots have time to get a hold before summer arrives.

A form of living sculpture, the European form of which dates back to Roman times, formal topiary gardens – parterres – have fallen in and out of favour many times over the last few centuries as ...