Last edited 15 Feb 2021

Topiary

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Finsbury Park’s topiary elephants, created by architect and topiatrist Tim Bushe, located at the junction of Romilly Road and Ambler Road.

Topiary is a horticultural term that describes the art of shaping - or the science of training - plants, trees or shrubs by trimming the branches and foliage. It is also sometimes used to describe features of gardens created by that process such as:

The term is often applied to the specific plants that have been trained into clearly defined geometric shapes, fanciful figures or artistic designs.

The most popular plants for topiary creations are evergreens. Common species include holly, laurel, boxwood, yew and privet.

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