THE MODERN MINT BLOG

May13

Urban Meadow, Grove Park

Meadow, After Sowing
Meadow, After Sowing. And now we wait…

Here is a sneak peek of our latest creation, a perennial meadow in a front garden in Grove Park, London. This is the first meadow in our forthcoming Ten Meadows project (you will hear about this soon, promise!) Doesn’t look so floriferous now of course, but a patient client will be rewarded… revisit in 12 months and it will seem a completely different place.

We can’t wait!

The front garden, initial visit
The front garden, initial visit

 

Recommended Reading:

Meadows (The British Wildlife Collection)

Making a Wildflower Meadow

Feb22

Guanock House – Trainee Topiary Artist Needed

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Guanock House needs a trainee topiary artist! Some of you may know it as the first home and garden of designer Arne Maynard, but is now owned and maintained by Michael Coleman and his wife Michelle. They offer meditation workshops and retreats there and it is as beautiful a house and garden as you could wish to visit. They called me in last Autumn to help shape up some of the topiary as it was all getting out of hand, but what it really needs is someone with a steady hand and lots of patience to take over the clipping …

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Feb09

Topiary In The Snow

Here are some photos of work I have been doing at the garden of Charlotte Molesworth in Kent. Snow and ice brings out the depth of the different planes and angles carved into the boxwood. A garden has to look beautiful in winter – and topiary (green architecture)  helps do that! For more topiary pictures, click here.

Feb01

Topiary Teaching For You

Topiary Teaching

I am an experienced teacher of topiary and pruning, running workshops in the topiary garden of Charlotte Molesworth in Kent, as well as for The English Gardening School and The European Boxwood And Topiary Society. So if you are a keen gardener, a garden club, a group of friends who want to know more or even an absolute beginner who has been bitten by the gardening bug, then do contact me about what you might like to learn. What a laugh we are having in this workshop session I ran for a group of friends in Essex… Many people employ …

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