Hedges and topiary are important structural and decorative elements of most historic gardens. The creation, maintenance and restoration of these elements require significant skills. Today these gardens are mostly maintained with contemporary power tools, but this webinar will present the historical gardening practice as well as contemporary solutions.
The content in the webinar is as follows: (changes may occur)
– What Dézallier d’Argenville, saw and what he missed: planting groves in 18th century gardens, by Dr. Jan Woudstra, University of Sheffield.
– Pruning hooks and hedge slashers: historic management of high hedges, Dr. Joakim Seiler, Gunnebo House and University of Gothenburg
– Extreme Hedge Cutting at Powis Castle, Head Gardener David Swanton
– Maintaining topiary and hedges in historic gardens, Chris Poole,
European Boxwood and Topiary Society (EBTS UK)
– In search of a hedge, Willem Zieleman, garden advisor and former Head Gardener Het Loo Palace
– Historic box alternatives and historic management of low hedges, Dr. Joakim Seiler
– Box alternatives, Jenny Bowden, Horticultural Advisor and Lenka Cooke, RHS
– Hedges, history of hedge laying and biodiversity value Nigel Adams
– Humble hedges – many environmental benefits. A presentation about ecosystem services of
urban hedges, Dr. Tijana Blanusa, Principal Horticultural Scientist, RHS
The webinar is free of charge, but participation requires registration by signing up.