The search for Britain’s best topiary artist

The search for Britain’s best topiary artist: Calling all budding home gardeners and topiary artists! Henchman, the leading garden ladder expert, is on the lookout for Britain’s best topiary artists to enter its inaugural Topiary Awards.

Launching on 20th March 2024 to mark the first day of a new spring season, the awards have been designed to celebrate the art of topiary and recognise those who demonstrate exceptional skill, creativity, and passion in shaping and maintaining incredible living sculptures.

The search for Britain’s best topiary artist

The search for Britain’s best topiary artist

With two categories announced – one for best professional topiary and one for best home garden creation – individuals of all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to enter their favourite pieces of work.

An esteemed panel of topiary experts and horticulturalists including; Elizabeth Hilliard, Editor of European Boxwood and Topiary Society (EBTS) magazine TOPIARIUS; Michael Buck, Head of Horticulture at Creepers Nursery; Andy Bourke, professional topiarist and better known as The Hedge Barber; and Owen Simpson, Managing Director at Henchman, will evaluate each submission based on creativity, craftsmanship, and overall impact.

The winners will then be announced at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Festival, where they will receive a trophy, a high-value prize bundle of Henchman products, an annual membership to the European Boxwood and Topiary Society and a day trip for two to one of the EBTS UK’s day-long garden trips.

“We are excited to announce the launch of the Henchman Topiary Awards and showcase the best creations in the world of topiary from across the country,” said Owen Simpson, Managing Director of Henchman. “Topiary has been an important part of British gardening for centuries, and we hope that the awards will not only shine a light on those talented individuals who create topiary but also inspire the next generation of gardeners to try their hand at the art.”

To enter, simply submit photographs and a summary of your best piece of topiary before the closing date, 31st May 2024.

For more information on how to participate and for full terms and conditions, please visit

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