Topiary Gardens of Southern England

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.


Abbey Cottage, Rectory Lane, Itchen Abbas, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1BN. Topiary Bench and Hedging. TOP-UK 2

The Abbey House, Market Cross Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9AS. Box Parterres. Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 3

Abbotswood, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 1LE. Topiary Specimens.  TOP-UK 1

(The) American Museum, Claverton Manor, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7BD. Box Hedging. TOP-UK 2

Anglesey Abbey, Lode, Cambridgeshire, CB5 9EJ. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Antony House, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2QA. Formal Garden. TOP-UK 3

Ascott House, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 0PS. Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG. Yew Pyramids/Hedges. TOP-UK 4

Audley End, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF. Hedges. TOP-UK 2

Avebury Manor, High Street, Avebury, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF. Box Hedging. TOP-UK 2

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Barnsley House, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5EE. Knot Garden. TOP-UK 3

Barrington Court, Barrington, Ilminster, TA19 0NQ Somerset. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 2

Beckley Park, Otmoor, Oxfordshire, OX3 9SY. Yew specimens. TOP-UK 3

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX. Parterres. TOP-UK2

Bourton House, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire, GL59 9AE. Hedges/Specimens/Parterres. TOP-UK 4 More information

Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ. Fastigiate Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Bramdean House, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0JV. Small Box Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Brickwall House, Northiam, Rye, TN31 6NL. Chess Garden. TOP-UK 3

Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5EB. Box Fleur de Lys Parterre. TOP-UK 1

Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6EY. Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Buscot Park, Farringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8BU. Topiary Specimen. TOP-UK 2

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Castle Drogo, Castle Drogo Drive, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon EX6 6PB. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 2

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS. Yew hedges. TOP-UK 3

Chastleton House, Chastleton, near Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire, GL56 0SU. Yew Hedge Topiary Ring with Internal Box Specimens. TOP-UK 3 More information

Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HS. Box Balls. TOP-UK 1

Chenies Manor, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 6ER. Specimens and Mazes. TOP-UK 3

Chiswick House, London, W4 2RP. Parterres. TOP-UK 3

Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RQ. Hedges and Parterres. TOP-UK 3

Specimens with church to the rear
Chastelton House, Oxfordshire

Clinton Lodge, Fletching, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3ST. Yew Hedges, Knot Gardens. TOP-UK 2

Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA. Parterre/Specimens. TOP-UK 3

Compton Acres, 164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES. Italian Garden, Box Trees. TOP-UK 2

Cotehole, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6TA. Specimens. TOP-UK 1

The Courts, Holt, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6RR. Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Cranbourne Manor Garden, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5PP. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 4

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Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Deans Court, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1EE. Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Denmans Gardens, Fontwell, Arundel , Sussex, BS18 0SU. Hedges. TOP-UK 1 More information

Doddington Place Gardens, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0BB. Lumpy Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Dorney Court, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6QP. Hedges and Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Dyrham Park, Dyrham, Chippenham, Gloucestershire, SN14 8ER. Formal 18th Century Garden with Parterres. TOP-UK 2

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East Bergholt Place, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6UP. Topiary Specimens. TOP-UK 1

East Lambrook Manor Gardens, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5HH. Box Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Eastleach House, Eastleach Martin, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NW. Topiary Specimens and a Knot Garden. TOP-UK 2

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Fenton House, Windmill Hill, Hampstead, London, NW3 6RT. Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Folly Farm Garden, Sulhamstead Abbots, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4DF. Parterre and Hedges. TOP-UK 3

Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, TA20 4LU. Specimens and Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 1

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Garden Museum (formerly the Museum of Garden History), Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB. Knot Garden/Specimens. TOP-UK 2 More Information

Garsington Manor, Garsington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44 9DH. Yew Hedges and Parterre. TOP-UK 2

Gatcombe Court, Flax Bourton, Somerset, BS48 3QT. Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0BT. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ. Laurel Maze. TOP-UK 3

Godinton House, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3BP. Yew Hedge. TOP-UK 2

Goodnestone Park, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL. Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Great Chalfield Manor, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN2 8NJ. Specimens. TOP-UK >1

Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH. Yew Specimens/Hedges. TOP-UK 5 More information

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR. Yew Hedges and Specimens and Box Parterres. TOP-UK 4

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Ham House, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS. Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Hambledon House, Hambledon, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 4RU. Yew and Box Hedging. TOP-UK 2

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesley, Surrey, KT8 9AU. Maze. TOP-UK 4 More information

Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QJ. Box Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Hartham Park, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0RP. Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Haseley Court, Little Haseley, Oxfordshire, OX44 7LL. Yew Hedges and Specimens. TOP-UK 4

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Giuildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT. Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ. Parterre and Specimens. TOP-UK 4

Hazlebury Manor, Box, Wiltshire, SN13 8HX. Topiary Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Heale Gardens, Middle Woodford, Wiltshire, SP4 6NT. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Heddon Hall, Parracombe, Devon, EX31 4QL. Box Hedging. TOP-UK 1

Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG. Specimens and Maze. TOP-UK 5 More information

Hidcote Manor, Mickleton, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LR. Hedged Rooms/Box and Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 5 More information

Hinton Ampner, Bramdean, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0LA. Hedges/Specimens. TOP-UK 4 More information

Hole Park Gardens, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4JA. Yew Hedges and Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Houghton Lodge, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6LQ. Knot Garden. TOP-UK 2

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Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2BA. Box and Cypressus Sempervirens Specimens. TOP-UK 3

Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT. Hedges/Specimens. TOP-UK 3

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Kingston Bagpuize House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX. Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Kifstgate Court, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LW. Hedges. TOP-UK 2

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA. Box Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Kingston Lisle Park, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9QG. Fastigiate Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Knebworth, Knebworth, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY. Maze. TOP-UK 2

Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RQ. Hedges. TOP-UK 5 More information

Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP. Specimens. TOP-UK 1

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Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5AD. Fastigiate Yews/Parterre. TOP-UK 3

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1Pl. Herb Garden/Maze. TOP-UK 4

Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW. Topiary Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Lytes Carey Manor, Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, TA11 7HU. Hedges. TOP-UK 3

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(The) Manor House, Bledlow, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9PB. Yew Specimens, Hedges and Box. TOP-UK 2

Mapperton House, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR. Yew Avenue. TOP-UK 4

Mill Dene, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9HU. Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Milton Lodge Gardens,Wells, Somerset, BA5 3AQ. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 3

Misarden Park Gardens,Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JA. Hedges/Specimens. TOP-UK 4

Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP. Specimen Trees. TOP-UK 3

Montacute, Montacute, Nr Yeovil, Somerset, TA15 6XP. Specimens. TOP-UK 3

Mount Ephraim, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX. Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Munstead Wood, Heath Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1UN. Box Balls and hedges. TOP-UK 1

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Nymans Garden, Handcross, Haywards Heath. Sussex, RS17 6EB. Hedges. TOP-UK 3 More information

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Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JY. Large Trees. TOP-UK 1

Owlpen Manor, Uley, Gloucestershire, GL11 5BZ. Hedges/Specimens. TOP-UK 2

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Painswick Rococo Gardens, Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TH. New Yew Maze. TOP-UK 2

Parham, Storrington, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4HS. Small Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 1

Parnham House, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NA. 50 Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 4

Penns-in-the-Rocks, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex, TN3 9PA. Box Parterre. TOP-UK 1

Polesden Lacy, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD. Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Great hedge circle
Sissinghurst, Kent

Penshurst Place, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 2

Peto Garden, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA14 2BA. Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Polesden Lacy, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD. Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Port Lympne Gardens, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4PD. Massive Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 3

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Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6PF. Hedges/Specimens. TOP-UK 3

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Saling Hall, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5DT. Box Pyramids. TOP-UK 1

The Savill Garden, Windsor, Berkshire, TW20 0UU. Hedges. TOP-UK 2

Sherbourne Old Castle, Castleton, Sherbourne, Dorset, DT9 3SA. Specimens. TOP-UK 3

Sissinghurst Castle, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 3 More information

Squerryes Court, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1SJ. Parterre/Obelisks. TOP-UK 3

Snowshill Manor, Snowshill, Gloucestershire WR12 7JU. Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Stancombe Park, Stancombe, Dursley, Gloucesershire, GL11 6AU. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 3

St Marys House, Bramber, West Sussex, BN44 3WE. Box Edging and Yew Specimens. TOP-UK 2

Stonacre, Otham, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8RS. Obelisk. >TOP-UK 2

St Pauls Walden Bury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8BP. French Formal Garden. Yew Hedges. TOP-UK 2

Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD. Hedges/Specimens. TOP-UK 3

Sulgrave Manor, Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2SD. Specimens. TOP-UK 3

Syon Park, Brentford, London, TW8 8JF. Cones. TOP-UK 2

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Tintinhull House, Tintinhull, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9PZ. Specimens. TOP-UK 3 More information

Turn End, Townside, Haddenham, Aylesbury, HP17 8BG. Box Hedges. TOP-UK 2

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Waddeson Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH. Parterre, Hedges and Specimens. TOP-UK 3 More information

Walmer Castle, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7IJ. Obelisks. TOP-UK 3

Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. Low Hedges. TOP-UK 2

Westbury Court Garden, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD. Hedges/Specimens. TOP-UK 4 More information

West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ. Box Hedges. TOP-UK 1

West Green House, Thackham’s, Thackham’s Ln, West Green, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire RG27 8JB. Parterres and Specimens. TOP-UK 3

Westwell Manor, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JT. Topiary Specimens. TOP-UK 1

Westwood Manor, near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2AF. Yew Hedges and Specimens. TOP-UK 4

Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, MK43 0TP. Hornbeam Maze. TOP-UK 2

Woolbedding Gardens, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9RR. Box Specimens and Hedges. TOP-UK 3

Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HS. Grand Parterres. TOP-UK 2

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