“Thank YOU for such a blissful and inspiring afternoon. You are a generous and thoughtful teacher. I need to sign up to more courses – this is just the beginning!”

Non Morris, Gardens Illustrated Magazine

I teach both the art and craft of topiary. The craft is about technique, the art is about design.

So if you want to learn the practical side of topiary…

Learn To Clip Topiary Pruning Workshop

A focus on the practical skills you need to prune – tools, plants and technique to give you a foundation in the craft of topiary. Waltham Place will host the next workshop on September 6th 2024.

The Modern Topiarist Video at Garden Masterclass

If you can’t make a live workshop, this video I made for Garden Masterclass means you can learn from home…

Watch The Garden Masterclass Topiary Lesson Now

One To One Practice

We work together in your garden on your shrubs, topiaries and hedges.
This draws together the practical and creative strands of topiary making, encouraging you to experiment and get better, faster.
Prices start from £420, and you can invite friends to join you and split the cost.

Contact me with your address and what you want to clip in your garden. 

“Thanks Darren, and what a brilliant morning you gave us all. A fun delivery and lots of good advice.”

Rosemary Alexander, English Gardening School

If you are a keen gardener, want to work with your hands or need to develop your creative practice, learning topiary will challenge and improve both sides of your brain.

Do contact me to arrange a workshop for you or your group.