Instagram Accounts for the Topiary Obsessed

by ally redmond
aerial view of topiary

Clipped to perfection. Nothing in the gardening world is quite as mesmerizing or meticulous as topiary — the art of shaping shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes with carefully controlled contours. Naturally versatile, topiary can be adapted to the space at hand.

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Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow featuring gardens to feed your topiary obsession.

Eyrignac

Nestled in the heart of a 500-acre estate is a family-owned, 17th-century manor and the truly stunning, historically-classified gardens of Eyrignac, famous for its sculpted box hedging inspired by 18th-century designs.

Normandy

Emmanuel Sammartino is the co-founder of the unique florist, Odorantes Paris (which we feature in our upcoming March/April 21 issue!). We love to follow his personal Instagram account, which features beautiful topiary in the Normandy region of France. Here, he’s captured the natural sculptures graced by a light winter frost.

Marqueyssac

The picturesque gardens of Marqueyssac, nestled on a rocky spur overlooking France’s gorgeous Dordogne Valley, are a true masterpiece of topiary art

Château de Villandry

topiary red flowers and chateau
@chateauvillandry

The Château de Villandry, build during the Renaissance, is an impressive “country home” (read: castle) in the heart of Val de Loire, known for its remarkably sculpted and well-visited gardens.

Les Jardins de Étretat

You would be hard-pressed to find a more interesting jardin experience than the cliff-top gardens of Étretat, which is designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Alexandre Grivko and features “living sculptures” and topiary designs beyond any garden lover’s dream.

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