Topiary Artist

I’m a topiary artist based in Worcestershire, U.K., creating organic, free-form and geometric living sculptures from plants. Much of my work is with Boxwood and Yew but I love exploring new plants. Currently growing my experience of clipping conifers, in particular White Cedar and Lemon Cypress, as well as experimenting with common hedging plants including Lonicera, Privet and Beech.

James Todman

Professionally I clip and maintain the topiary at beautiful gardens including Morton Hall, Donnington Hall, Dixton Manor and Admington Hall, as well as restoring William Morris’s Fafnir Dragon topiary hedge at Kelmscott Manor.

As freelance writer, I write articles about topiary for trade publications and specialist magazines. I’m a regular contributor to the annual magazine of the European Boxwood and Topiary Society (Topiarius).

My work as a topiarist has been featured in magazines such as House and Gardens (July/ August 2020).

If you would like to know more about what I do then please email at