Worcestershire gardener commended in award ceremony for dog sculptures - The Malvern Observer

Worcestershire gardener commended in award ceremony for dog sculptures

Malvern Editorial 10th Jul, 2024 Updated: 10th Jul, 2024   0

A WORCESTERSHIRE gardener has been rewarded for his plant sculpting works in a recent competition.

Simon Newman received the highly commended award in the professional gardener category of the Henchman’s inaugural Topiary Awards for his ‘charming’ depiction of two dogs cut into hedgerow.

Simon created two intricately sculpted canine figures, demonstrating his high level of topiary artistry and creativity. The hedges provide the perfect welcome to his dog-loving clients home.

Henchman’s competition was launched to celebrate and honour the centuries-old tradition of shaping living sculptures from plants. It drew entries from across Britain and saw a fantastic array of topiary mastery.

The entries were evaluated based on a comprehensive set of criteria designed to assess their creativity, craftsmanship, and overall impact, by an esteemed panel of topiary experts and horticulturalists.

“We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Henchman Topiary Awards and to recognise their exceptional talent and passion for topiary.




“We were blown away by the quality of submissions – both in the Professional and Home Gardener category,” said Clare Lenaghan-Balmer, head of marketing at Henchman.

Awards were given for first and second place along with a highly commended award for each category which included both home and professional gardeners.


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