“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 topiary design and technique in a variety of ways (for example, there is a book coming, or you can watch this free video ‘Provocations of a Modern Topiarist’ on Youtube).

What I hope is they give you the courage and nous to be creative in your garden. But for something more practical, you can join me on a…

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 art of topiary.

Waltham Place will host the next workshop on September 6th 2024, check their website for details.

The Modern Topiarist Video at Garden Masterclass

Rent this video on Vimeo to learn about the basics of pruning…

One To One Practice
We work together in your garden on your shrubs and topiaries.
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, or a professional wanting to get creative, these topiary pruning courses are for you.

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