Scottish and Welsh Topiary Gardens

The following gardens have significant topiary and each are given a score:
TOP-UK Rating. 1 is lowest. 5 is highest.

Alphabetical by name of garden

Gardens below with linked titles have more information and photographs.


Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ. Scotland. Yew Hedges, Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Abgerglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthen, SA32 8QG. Wales. Grass Parterre and Box Specimens. TOP-UK 2

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Bodnant Gardens, Tal-y-Cafn,Conwy,LL28 5RE, Wales. Hedges. TOP-UK 1 More information

Bodrhyddan, Rhuddlan, Clwyd, LL18 5SB, Wales. Specimens/Parterres.  TOP-UK 3

Bodysgallen Hall Hotel, The Royal Welsh Way, Llandudno, LL30 1RS, North Wales. Yew Hedges and Parterres. TOP-UK 4 More Information

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Cawdor Castle, Cawdor, Nairn, Invernesshire, IV12 5RD. Yew Hedges and Box Parterres. TOP-UK 3

Chirk Castle, Chirk, Clwyd, LL14 5AF, Wales. Large Specimens. TOP-UK 3 More information

Crathes Castle, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 3QJ, Scotland. Massive Specimens. TOP-UK 4

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Dean Castle, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 1XB, Scotland. Small Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Drumlanrig Castle, Drumlanrig Mains, Thornhil, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4AQ, Scotland. Specimens.  TOP-UK 3

Drummond Castle Gardens, Muthill, Crieff, Perthshire, PH5 2AA, Scotland. Specimens/Parterres. TOP-UK 4 More information

Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6SF, Scotland. Box Parterres and Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 2

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Earlshall Castle, Leuchars, Fife, KY16 0DP. Yew Specimens on the Topiary Lawn. (Please note restricted opening), TOP-UK 3

Edzell Castle, Edzell, Angus, DD9 7VE, Scotland. Box Parterre. TOP-UK 2

Erddig, Wrexham, Clwyd, LL13 0YT, Wales. Specimens. TOP-UK 2 More Information

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Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth, PH2 7SA. Yew Specimens.  TOP-UK 3

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Greenbank, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 8RB, Scotland. Small Parterres/Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Gwydir Castle, Llanrwst, Conwy, LL26 0PN, Wales. Box Parterres, Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 3

Spirals on top of box balls
Drummond Castle, Perthshire

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Malleny House, Balerno, Edinburgh, East Lothian. EH14 7AF. Yew Cones. TOP-UK 1

Megginch Castle, Errol, Perthshire, PH2 7SW, Scotland. 1,000 year old Yews/Specimens/Parterres. TOP-UK 4

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Plas Brondanw, Llanfrothen, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6SW. Large Yew Specimens. (Former home of architect of Portmeirion, Clough Williams-Ellis). TOP-UK 4

Plas Newyd, Llainfairpwyll, Anglesey, LL61 6DQ, Wales. Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Plas Yn Rhiw, Rhiw, Pwllheli, Gwynned, LL53 8AB, Wales. Box Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Powis Castle and Garden, near Welshpool, SY21 8RF, Wales. Enormous Clipped Yew Trees. TOP-UK 4 More information

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Tredegar House, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8YW, Wales. Box parterres and Specimens. TOP-UK 2

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Woodfall Gardens, Glasserton, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 8LY. Box Parterres. TOP-UK 3.

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