Custom Made Topiary Forms - Animals & More!
Below are examples of custom made topiary forms on demand for special events. Call to inquire about your custom topiary needs.
Topiary forms are ensconced as one of the hallmarks of a stately home or formal garden. Meticulously-shaped spheres, squares, and even a veritable parade of animals all show up in some of the finest gardens in the world, serving as interesting focal points or conversation pieces. Even special outdoor events, like weddings, birthdays, or large garden parties are rendered all the more festive and special by using custom made topiaries as visually striking living decorations.
Topiary gardening involves training plants to grow into a specified shape by strategic pruning and the use of topiary forms. It works with virtually any shape one can imagine, and a wide variety of plants. Good topiary gardeners can use different plants to evoke the texture of fur or feathers, the patterns on spotted or striped animals, or a geometric mosaic. The end product is a piece of green art that, with regular watering and pruning, will last for a long time.
Topiaries are far from a new idea. Even Julius Caesar and Pliny the Elder had topiary gardens. In Europe, greenery was often shaped into animals, obelisks, shapes, or letters. In China and Japan, more of an emphasis was placed on strategically trimming plants in order to make smaller, younger plants look like ancient trees. Zen gardens, on the other hand, often had topiaries trimmed into straight lines or large, curving shapes. In 1962, Walt Disney brought movable topiary forms into the American public eye-- he wanted to a way to recreate his iconic characters in topiary form, eventually growing them into a kind of living sculpture.
Since topiary gardening has been practiced since antiquity, several common shapes for topiary forms have evolved. While triangles, spheres, spirals, and cubes are no less striking and attractive despite their widespread usage, many modern homeowners want something a little different for their homes. Fortunately, custom made topiary forms allow gardeners to create a unique shape for every garden or situation. Depending on homeowners' needs, custom made topiaries can be shaped like animals, abstract forms, chess pieces, letters, or just about anything else imaginable.
Using custom topiary forms is easy, too. The wire forms are designed to make it easy to train densely-leafed plants and help them hold their shapes as they grow. Occasional trimming, a good location, enough sun, warmth, and proper watering will keep them thriving and help elevate a mundane garden into something special and beautiful. During winter, custom made topiaries can be moved to a greenhouse or other location that will protect them from frost and help keep tender leaves and vines from dying back. After the last frost, they can resume their posts outdoors for the next growing season.
Whether a garden is formal or informal, custom topiaries offer a striking focal point that complements their setting and is guaranteed to impress guests. Affordable, easy-to-use topiary forms make it simple to get them set up, while custom topiary forms offer homeowners, gardeners, and designers unprecedented flexibility when it comes to creating eye-catching, one-of-a-kind shapes.
Consider adding artificial boxwood or artificial grass to cover your custom topiary form. Below are examples of work we have done with a rabbit using artificial boxwood and a flying eagle artificial grass. These coverings ensure that the artform can last outdoors for years to come.
Lady painter topiary made with chicken wire base with moss and a floral blanket of shrubs and succulents added
Example of a Sketetal Frame
Example of Sketeal Frame & Chicken Wire for Potting Shrubs on the Topiary
Example of a Fancy Weave Wire that is stronger than the chicken wire above
Fancy Weave Frame Horse Topiary in Moss
Explore our custom made topiary art forms. We have so many to choose from or ask us to create one for your own!
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