Create your own topiary with James Crebbin-Bailey

Garden courses

Ref: S1D11739

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About this course

Enjoy a talk about the history of topiary and a practical demonstration on cutting techniques, followed by a hands-on workshop to create your own topiary to take away.

Course Description

Gain inspiration for topiary in garden settings, from embryo plans to finished topiary and take home tips on care and maintenance. The tutor will demonstrate cutting techniques and explain about the short cuts to creating strong shapes. Followed by a hands-on workshop to create your own topiary to take away.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • A plant for you to create your topiary specimen is included.

What students need to bring

  • A notebook and pens/pencils
  • A pair of secateurs and gloves
  • Outdoor clothing and boots/shoes suitable for wet weather and working outdoors
Wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toes or sandals. Safety boots, if specified.


James Crebbin-Bailey

James is recognised as a specialist in Sculptural Topiary, creating new and innovative shapes, as well as classical Topiary designs.

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