The inspirational art of clipping, training and shaping plants, with designs, techniques and 300 photographs. A fascinating insight into the living art of topiary, with step-by-step instructions, spectacular photography and authoritative text. Projects show how to clip a spiral, create freehand figures; use topiary frames; train an arch; and tame a hedge. Includes simple designs aimed at complete beginners and more ambitious schemes for experienced enthusiasts.
Jenny Hendy has turned a lifelong passion for plants and wildlife into a thriving career as a gardening author, designer, teacher and presenter. After gaining an Honours Degree in Botany, Hendy worked in horticultural retail before joining Gardening Which? Magazine. On turning freelance, she began writing and designing in earnest. She loves to share her enthusiasm and knowledge with others and maintains a busy schedule of speaking engagements as well as guesting on BBC Radio Stoke's gardening phone-in. In 2010, 'Kid's First Gardening Book' was awarded the prestigious Garden Media Guild Award for Best Practical Gardening Book.