A visit to Levens Hall Gardens was like walking round an art or sculpture gallery. The topiary has over 100 shaped Yew trees.
Some of these bushes are 300 years old, and have remained the same since planting in the 1690’s.
Some of the trees are shaped like chess pieces, not sure what this one is.
The little hedges edging the beds are box and Japanese Holly.
This must be one of the finest collections of topiaries in the UK, or even wider afield,
Much as I enjoyed seeing them, it did rather leave me asking myself…
Why? What did they do it for, and how ever much work does it take to keep it going?