Topiary in Perspective

You might think of topiary plants as uniquely British, but, in fact, the art of training living green sculptures first became popular in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Historical sources can confirm that topiary art was particularly popular in ancient Rome. It was a close friend of Julius Caesar who reintroduced the noble craft of training shrubs into intricate forms, creating a new gardening trend in the empire. Not long after, the ancient capital was teeming with scenes of the hunt such as elaborate animal figures and geometrical shapes, all sculpted out of evergreens.


Topiary art has been practiced since ancient Rome.
While Topiary may have become one of the most distinct marks of English gardens, this art form originates from ancient Rome.

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Cloud Pruned Trees

Paramount Plants is one of the UK’s leading specialist nurseries for Cloud Pruned Trees. These amazing trees are more frequently found in Japan but here in the UK these trees are unusual and exceptional. Our specimen trees are mature and have been beautifully created over time, each one is unique and for this reason, we have created a completely separate section of our website dedicated to Unique Cloud Trees. Here you can browse and view the exact Cloud Tree for sale – each tree has a unique special code, ensuring that the one you buy online is the exact tree you’ll be delivered. Read more Cloud Pruned Trees