Topiary Art Designs
Artist Steve Manning of Topiary Art Designs makes custom and bespoke feature topiaries, willow, wicker sculptures and replica plant or artificial topiary sculptures. Plus stainless steel topiary frames in any design. We offer a topiary shaping service and topiary plant sales from our nursery.
Suffolk based Topiary Art Designs supply products to Europe the USA and Worldwide.
Most of the topiary frame sculptures are made from stainless steel rod and will never rust. Ensuring a success with your topiary sculpture after any length of time it may take. Not surprisingly, they are guaranteed for life. In design and quality, you won’t find better frames. Each frame is an original hand made one-off. We take frame making to the next level. Producing more than the usual balls, hearts, and letters made by others. We create in 3D. Items that most manufacturers are unable to achieve. If Fairy tails are your chosen theme. We can make them real for you. From animals to People and even cars and machines. You may choose from any of our existing designs or anything you can imagine can be created for you. They can be made to your exact requirements, to grow Box, Yew or any other plants inside that will take the shape. The beauty of these frames is that they look spectacular just as a frame sculpture in your garden and everyone can see exactly what it is you are growing from the start. Then you just clip any excess growth from outside of the frame and just like painting by numbers you will achieve your piece in a reasonable time.
FRAMES FOR FLORISTS
Frames for florists to decorate. Can be filled with florist foam and can be decorated with flower heads. I have also seen florists make stunning displays with the frames covered with tissue paper foliage and other natural materials, making the animal or item a centre piece to a floral display. e.g. A Whale leaping up through a huge splash made with grasses and plants.
Is the training of trees and shrubs to grow into ornamental shapes. Most geometric shapes like Cake stands, Balls, Obelisks and spirals are easy to achieve with a nice plant to start with and a good pair of shears. To achieve things like animals people and more ambitious pieces. Frames are recommended. With the use of a topiary frame any idea you can imagine is possible. These things can take many years to complete. Once complete you will have the most prestigious and low maintenance type of topiary that is possible. This is the best long term option and will only cost for the frame, plant and time. Boxwood for smaller pieces and Yew for larger pieces is recommended in the UK. Lonicera (shrub Honey suckle) Works very fast and looks good on first completion, but like the Mediterranean Ligustrum (Privit). It will eventually become twiggy on the lower parts and will need cutting back hard and starting again.
Some call it carpet bedding topiary or filled frame topiary. All are the same thing. They are Topiary frames. Designed especially for purpose, that are then filled with a medium like moss and/or compost for planting plants into. The item is then covered with tiny plant-lets of different colours and textures to give a living and growing topiary. These pieces are considered to be high maintenance but will last with a good team of maintenance staff to care for them. Some have irrigation systems installed inside for ease of care. The main problem is that no known plant will live and grow upside down. So under belly and vertical areas slowly die off and need re planting after time. These kind of topiary features are very impressive for one off events or summertime shows.
Early ordering is needed to ensure the feature is grown in to it’s best in time.
Sadly living plants cannot be sent to the USA
Topiaries of anything you can imagine can be made to order using steel frames and replica boxwood hedging. This material looks real. You need to touch it before you can tell. It is become more popular each year as you can have just what you want almost instantly. It is very good for customers who need the piece fast. Or the sculpture is intended for an inside display. These artificial topiary sculptures need no maintenance and are UV protected and fully weatherproof. They can be sent all around the world.
WILLOW/WICKER AND WOVEN SCULPTURES
Willow wicker sculptures can be made of anything you can imagine. They look stunning in any garden setting. This natural woven willow is just the rustic look that many people are looking for. Using steel frame sculptures as the base then weaving willow over them, creates a strong and detailed woven sculpture. Willow sculptures can also be made used as planters and have plants planted into them. These Retail themed Items have been used very successfully by city councils and Exhibitions. Mixing both willow sculpture and living plants to make a stunning Floral display. We can also create Walls and Wall art with Willow and Wicker woven on steel panels of any shape or style imaginable.
STAGE SET PROPS. DÉCOR, ART AND CRAFT PROJECTS.
We started in Stage prop making for lot’s of various production companies and venues. Making items for both stage and screen. We can make most things that we can get in our large workshop. We can work with steel, plastics Poly and fibreglass. More natural products include Jute and Willow. Also real and artificial plants and flowers. We make artificial topiary for some some Major film productions and Willow sculptures to set a scene at any events you may be planning. Whether it is a stage set you are creating or a Stage prop feature for your event. Have a good look through our Galleries to see what we can do for you.
Decorate your wedding venue with stunning custom made floral sculptures made in either artificial plants or real.
Frames of anything you can imagine can also be made for your own chosen florist to decorate.
Swans made with Roses or Lions made with Grasses and Topiary Elephants to add a gorgeous animal magic.
THE MAKING OF TOPIARY
Gallery and our process for making Topiary.