Topiary Specialist


I’m a topiarist based in Worcestershire, U.K. I specialise in working with historic gardens and period properties. My services include topiary consultancy and restoration work. I also advise on plant health such as managing box blight and the box tree caterpillar.

James Todman

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

At home I create 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 freelance writer, I write articles about topiary and creative clipping 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).

This is a selection of my topiary work:

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