A beautiful garden arrangement of garden topiary forms. These topiary art trees are in the shape of a number of elephants.
Topiary is the practice of developing and maintaining clearly defined shapes, whether they be geometric or creative. Creating garden topiary forms is all about training trees and shrubs over time to grow into various shapes and objects. This is usually achieved by way of a topiary frame which thereby makes practically any shape or object possible within the confines of one’s imagination and creativity.
The frames are not traditionally something that is readily available off the shelf but can be crafted by someone who knows what they’re doing (usually from stainless steel rods) into the shape you want, but it can sometimes take a very long time once set in place for the plant/tree to grow into the shape. However the end result, will, in time be something that provides a great deal of pride and joy and satisfaction (as well as a garden ‘WOW’ factor).
Other topiary art shapes can be achieved more simply by just cutting and shaping an existing bush or tree over time into simple shapes such as cones, or squares, where frames are not necessarily required. Below is a gallery of topiary art and trees crafted into various recognizable shapes and styles. If you have a garden of similar trees yourself, or you’d like to take on a project and create one of these in your own garden, then hopefully, you will find some inspiration and ideas from this gallery.