THE MODERN MINT BLOG
In May please do join me at The Madoo Conservancy in The Hamptons, New York.
It is the garden of the late painter Robert Dash, and I will be teaching a couple of workshops there on Modern Topiary.
If you are in New York in May, or know someone who would love to learn, take a look at available tickets.
If Madoo and New York are, you know, a tad too far, then I will also be sharing topiary techniques via Zoom on Thursday 12th May. The joy of Zoom meaning you can join me in the garden from wherever you happen to be in the world.
This Zoom seminar takes place on World Topiary Day… significant, yes?
See ticket availability for the Zoom workshop from Madoo.
The garden, designed and cultivated by Robert Dash and now overseen by Alejandro Saralegui, is renowned for having English bones, American flesh.
Or book that ticket to Madoo?
Over the last two years I have been involved with a couple of projects that have ended up being recorded, then placed on Youtube or Instagram. I’m hoping they will be useful to you, so I have decided this morning to pop them together in one handy blog post so that you can bookmark the page and revisit when you need some inspiration for your topiary. See below then, a few videos about topiary I have recently been involved with… Garden Masterclass – Provocations of a Modern Topiarist Transforming Topiary Topiary Teacher Put On The Spot https://www.instagram.com/p/CTj-EfOKRL6/ In the above …
Mark Zlotsky is an artist based in New York, and today I just wanted to share his project ‘Topiary Tango’. In his introduction to the project he talks of topiary being a forgiving art, which I love and is soooooo true…..! For proof, just take a look at some projects I have made with a sharp pair of shears, a hedgetrimmer and a pruning saw. Do check out Mark Zlotsky’s project, because although his interest began by looking at topiary through the prism of architecture and the relationship of one building to another, he touches directly onto a way of …
Gardenista, the online magazine about gardens and design, have interviewed me about topiary. The article is called ‘Rethinking Topiary: A Garden Tradition Loosened Up’ and was published this morning. Written by the excellent garden writer Clare Coulson, I share some thoughts on using deciduous plants, how to clip (name-dropping Anne Lamott and her book on writing at one stage… oh, how I wander off subject sometimes!) and how to improve topiary by what you plant around it. Do take a look at the article in Gardenista. Or for more about my topiary work, check out the topiary page.