Topiary Specialist

I’m a topiarist 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 such as Lemon Cypress and White Cedar, as well as experimenting with common hedging plants including Lonicera, Privet and Beech.

James Todman

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

As a freelance writer, I contribute articles about topiary for trade publications and specialist magazines, including Prolandscaper and Topiarius.

My work as a topiary specialist has been featured in magazines such as House and Gardens (July/ August 2020) and Gardens Illustrated(July/August 2022).

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