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Topiary Animals

Topiary Animals

Here at Agrumi, topiary animals are a popular item. We've made a huge range of animal topiary; from dogs to cats, woodland creatures to farm animals, and even Jurassic Dinosaurs! We can make any topiary animal bespoke, life size, miniature or exaggerated.

Topiary Elephants

If you have something special in mind we'll be able to accommodate; after a particular breed, size, set of animals or even mythical creatures, just let us know what you're after and we'll bring it to life!

signageIf you're looking for something to entice the crowds, via logos, names, signs or sculpture, topiary signage can be a highly effective means of promoting your company image while encouraging a green, friendly message, with a welcoming breath of fresh air!

 

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Great British Racing #Champions Day

We're often asked approached by people who require topiary pieces made up in a hurry or for low maintenance ever lasting installations. For this kind of project, when there isn't enough time for our standard Ligustrum to fluff up, our range of artificial topiary products are ideal to achieve that instant wow factor.

In artificial products we have up to five products to choose from; artificial boxwood matting, artificial grass, dried dyed moss or bare bones/LED covered topiary frames.

Artificial Boxwood Matting

The Radley Dog made from artificial topiary by Agrumi
Radley the Dog in Boxwood Matting

Artificial boxwood matting can be very effective if you’re looking for a realistic plastic alternative to living plants. We use a variety with deep ‘foliage’ and tonal shades of green which replicate the real thing. It's suitable for long-term outdoor use, sturdy, light to carry and weather-resistant; providing an instant ever lasting wow-factor that can be used time and again.

Artificial Grass

Namgrass Dalek
Namgrass Dalek

Namgrass, a near neighbour to Agrumi in the New Forest, just so happen to be Britain’s premier supplier ofartificial grass; making it the perfect partner for Agrumi’s topiary skills to provide light weight, portable, low maintenance topiary figures. With artificial grass you can have great looking topiary instantly that doesn’t require any further care.

Dry Dyed Moss

Jaeger Hounds in Dried Dyed Moss
Jaeger Hounds in Dried Dyed Moss

Dried moss topiary figures can be made as a green natural alternative to living topiary that we use to create fuller looking products in an instant; producing healthy looking, soft topiary which requires very little maintenance.

Bare/LED Topiary Frames

Rudolph outside The White Buck
Stag frame in LED lighting

And, of course, we can supply all of our topiary figures in their most basic wire frame form; perfect if you’re thinking of trying your hand at training your own topiary plant. Or, alternatively, we offer a fantastic sculpture covering in the form of LED lights. This combination of LED lights and our wire frame sculptures creates a beautiful effect that will joyfully light up the night!

Bespoke artificial hedging custom made by Agrumi

Bespoke Artificial Hedging for Gardens, Outdoor Areas and Indoor Spaces

If you need a hedge but haven’t got time to wait for it to grow, and you don’t want to worry about trimming and watering all summer, then you’ve found the perfect solution - Agrumi’s Artificial Hedging.

Not so long ago fake foliage looked terrible, but these days you have to touch it to find out whether it’s real or not.

This means you can now add a touch of class and colour to your space and have it looking great all year round.

Our craftsmen have made bespoke artificial hedges for theme parks, retail spaces, outdoor gardens and more and we’re waiting to make a hedge for you.

Artificial hedging for indoors and outdoors use
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How It Works

1. Get in touch for a free no obligation quotation

First of all, get in touch with us. Together we will discuss the requirements of your project and give you a free no obligation quotation.

2. “Growing” the hedges

We hand make your artificial hedges to your custom specifications. At the center of the hedge is a steel frame - for stability, strength and rigidity. The frame can be designed to fit into a choice of planter or directly into the ground.

The frame is then covered in the most realistic looking foliage available. Your fake hedge will look like a real hedge.

Typically this process takes around 2-3 weeks (though we can also do express jobs if needed) We will advise you of the lead time before you confirm the order.

3. We deliver to you

Once we have completed the build we will deliver the hedges by pallet or dedicated vehicle, depending on the size and quantity of hedging units.

Lit up planters with artificial boxwood hedging in

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Uses of Artificial Hedging

  • Create natural looking privacy - our artificial foliage is thick and lush, you can’t see through it and it can be built to any height, making it perfect to shield you from unwanted attention and stop nosey people looking in on you.
  • Screen away unsightly areas - hide the bins, cover an ugly wall or fence, or screen a development site in a way that won’t just add to the problem.
  • Define borders and boundaries - artificial hedging makes an attractive alternative to fences, walls and ropes.
  • Improve aesthetics - add some green where plants just won’t grow, like a heavily shaded urban outdoor space or a dark room in a bar.
  • Bars & Restaurants - artificial hedging is a great way to partition off indoor areas or decorate courtyards and terraces.
  • Retail Areas and Shopping Centres - use artificial hedging to decorate window displays, temporarily close off sections or to control footfall throughout the store.
  • Outdoor Show and Events - if you need temporary screening or a boundary but still want to keep things looking outdoorsy then artificial hedging is a great solution since it’s easy to move a quick to set up and take down.
  • Hotels and Wedding Venues - artificial hedging provides a great backdrop to photos and can be used to bring an outdoor vibe indoors or provide privacy for your guests without spoiling the view.
  • Commercial Office Space - use artificial hedging to make your office greener and your foyer more inviting, with no maintenance contracts required

Artificial hedging in retail space
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The Advantages of Artificial Hedging Over Real Hedging

  • Instant Results so you don’t have to wait - You don’t have to wait years for an artificial hedge to grow. Simply order today at the height you need, and once we’ve finished hand making your lush green hedge,you’ll get the instant privacy and screening you desire.
  • No Maintenance saving you money and time - You’ll save your own time or money spent on garden maintenance because our artificial hedges look great all year round. No trimming or sweeping up leaves required! Your hedge will always be immaculate.
  • You can move it around - If you’re moving house, or changing the layout of your outdoor dining area or shop, you can move your hedge around. The planters can be weighed or bolted down to prevent theft, but if you need to move them it’s possible.
  • Works in Areas with less sunlight - If you need a hedge in a shady spot, indoors or at a night time venue then a living hedge probably won’t be possible. Luckily artificially hedging looks just as good.
  • Realistic Looking - the materials we use have been carefully chosen by our horticulturalists for their botanical accuracy. We only use the most authentic looking coverings with the best visual appeal so that we can be sure your hedge will look great wherever you put it.

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UV Resistant - No discolouration or fading

Normally bright sunlight can cause irreparable damage and colour loss to artificial foliage, but not with our hedging. We use foliage that can withstand constant prolonged exposure to bright sunlight and extreme heat, nullifying its damaging effect. Laboratory tests show that you can store our artificial hedging outdoors permanently without having to worry about UV degradation. Your artificial hedging will continue to look great for years to come.

Bespoke Made - customised to fit your space

All our hedging is handbuilt by us at our workshop in the New Forest. If you need a bespoke fit for your space, or require curved hedges and unusual angles, then we will build something especially for you.
ARtificial Hedging in a White Planter

Get in touch with us today and we can discuss how artificial hedging can brighten up your space. We can provide free no obligation quotes once we know the desired height and length of your hedge.

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Giant Topiary - Rabbit, Bag, ShoeSize is no object for Agrumi topiary. Whether for an event or just advertisement, giant-topiary can be an eye-catching and unusual way to draw in the crowds.

We recently completed our first international topiary commission against formidable competition! In just 10 days we designed, constructed and delivered a 3 metre high topiary teddy bear sculpture to a municipal project in Belgium; the impressive bear now features on a prominent roundabout site and is being enjoyed by thousands of people as they drive by on their daily commutes.

Giant Topiary

This two-metre high giant topiary shoe was commissioned by Rain Communications to launch a week-long fashion and floral-themed festival in London.

The design was based on a pair of similarly formed denim stiletto shoes purchased by Lady Gaga from Lungta de Fancy in St Christopher’s Place, near Oxford Street, and was made in just two weeks.

The local traders wanted to commemorate the celebrity visit; what better way than through the art of topiary!

Agrumi Letters
2D 'Agrumi' letters in Ligustrum delavayanum

Champions Day Topiary Letters

We can make topiary letters and numbers in any size, two or three-dimensional, in a choice of living Ligustrum, Star Jasmine, or, alternatively, using dyed dried moss or artificial materials.

Perfect for promoting a green environmentally friendly image, be it your company name in giant three-dimensional letters, planted outside your office for promotion or an event, we can make attractive signage to promote your business or welcome people to your event/property.

Or, alternatively, if it's a special occasion such as someone's birthday, anniversary, wedding or just an event in someone specials life, why not have us create a beautiful design of their name, initials, age or a special message to commemorate the occasion in beautiful living topiary that can be planted in the ground as a permanent living memento?

We recently made some topiary letters against the clock on behalf of BBC Entertainment which were displayed at the British Embassy in Oslo in honour of the Queen's Official Birthday. We were more than happy with the result; using Star Jasmine as our plant of choice we were able to produce good looking topiary in a matter of days. You can watch a video of how we did it here.

BBC Entertainment Topiary Letters
The 'BBC Entertainment' letters in Star-Jasmine
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'Ryobi' letters in artificial boxwood
Ryboi Artificial Boxwood Letters
Ryboi artificial boxwood topiary letters for Ryobi
Dry dyed moss topiary letters in a typewriter style font.
Dry dyed moss topiary letters in a typewriter style font
Dry dyed moss topiary letters in a typewriter style font.
Dry dyed moss topiary letters in a typewriter style font
Letters
Artificial grass wall mounted letters
Letters
Artificial grass wall mounted letters

Topiary frames

Underneath every one of Agrumi’s beautiful topiary pieces - whether made from living plants, grass, moss or artificial boxwood - lies a sculptural frame fashioned by hand from thin metal rods. Our gifted and imaginative team use their skills to craft these robust structures so they are capable of withstanding the plant weaving process, yet detailed enough to show the characteristic features of the design below.  The frames can be bought ‘off the shelf’ from one of our existing designs, or made completely bespoke to your own ideas. We also make topiary frames, to any size, suitable for the horticultural techniques of training plants into pleached, espalier, arched, or caged designs.

Our topiary frames - works of art?

Minus the plants woven around the sculptures, Agrumi’s topiary frames are equivalent to works of art.  The physical manipulation of material to form sculpture dates back to prehistoric times. Today the signature of a particular artist on a sculpture can command huge prices. Of course we’re not saying that Agrumi’s topiary frames are in the same league as art by Anish Kapoor, yet in their own way they catch the eye and prompt the viewer into a response – be it admiration for the modeling, appreciation of the skill involved in the fabrication or simply a recognition that it captures something authentic about the character of the figure portrayed.

Surely the reason why a piece of art is covetable is that it is distinctive and individual? The buyer pays for the time and effort the artist has contributed and in return expects to own something that is an exclusive one-off: an object that no one else has. Agrumi’s topiary frames offer a similar experience for comparatively little expense. Each frame is not just a commodity manufactured through a soulless production line; our frames are special. Each one is unique precisely because it is handmade. This means that no two frames are identical – even when they are constructed to the same physical dimensions and design. Each frame has quirks and idiosyncrasies that make it stand out from its peers.

Our topiary frames – a bit about their history

The fabrication process used by our team have been tried and tested over years of experimentation. Our senior topiary artist Luigi was originally from Northern Italy. He started work as an apprentice in the furniture-making industry for which his country is rightfully known as a world leader. Chairs and sofas need to be constructed from frames that are sturdy and durable, yet exhibit appealing aesthetic qualities when they are covered in fabric or leather. The process of attaching the covering to the frame beneath is also a skilled job where a true artisan can excel if they have an eye for detail, patience and dexterity of hand.

These accomplishments are not so very different from the techniques needed for topiary making. Recognising this, Luigi saw an opportunity to offer his natural aptitude and acquired skills to some of the many agricultural nurseries that abound in Northern Italy where topiary is an important part of the stock ranges. He also welcomed the chance to give his creative flair free reign outside the factory environment where he was previously employed.

Ever on the look out for new and interesting product lines to offer Agrumi’s customers, our Director Stanley Jackson routinely sources some stock from the Northern Italian specialists. Having lived in the area for years and speaking fluent Italian, he views it as a second home where he can obtain high quality plants at wholesale prices to pass on as savings to his customers. While there, Stanley came into contact with Luigi, a friendship was formed and, seeing a new opportunity for his unique skills, Luigi moved to the UK. We have been very lucky to benefit from his talent – expertise that he is now passing on to others at our New Forest nursery.

Our topiary frames – sculptures for gardens or businesses

Our topiary frames make wonderful stand-alone sculptures in a garden, landscape or home. Imagine the impression among family, friends and other visitors when they see one of our designs displayed to optimum effect in your personal space. Picture the delight of children encountering a family of elephants trailing across your lawn or a group of hares racing and boxing.

Our topiary frames can also be used to enhance exhibition spaces and communicate business and PR messages in a playful yet sophisticated way. A golfer outside a golf club; a horse outside a stud or stables; a car on a dealer’s forecourt: all these things advertise what your business is about clearly, but the message is upmarket and subtle. Look at the photographs on this page and you’ll appreciate creativity behind the replication of a life-size racehorse in steel, the capturing of the cheeky personality of a little terrier dog, the elegant sophistication of a stiletto shoe or the latent power of a Harley Davidson.

Our topiary frames – expertly engineered

Each of our topiary frames also offers a master class in the application of precision engineering and three-dimensional modelling. For people purchasing our frames for display purposes we increase the amount of metal detailing to ensure that as much fine detail as possible is achieved.  The frames can be purchased galvanized or un-galvanized giving you the option of letting your new sculpture rust gracefully outside as it ages or of resisting corrosion from the elements. Inside of course, our frames retain their pristine looks.

Our topiary frames – ideal for budding topiary artists

Traditionalists more interested in the artistic attractions of clipped topiary than the substructures beneath, might be intrigued by the creative challenge of fashioning their own topiary sculpture from scratch. If you buy a frame, pot and plant from us separately, we’ll show you how to put the three together to make a stunning topiary focal point in your own mini Versailles. Creating a natural wonder out of steel and plants is skilled work, but with Agrumi’s know-how behind you it won’t be impossible to achieve. We’ll be there whenever you need help and advice on precision pruning.

Give our team a call on 01590 683487 to order a topiary frame today.

Topiary Frames

Topiary Frames

Here at Agrumi our speciality is in Bespoke Topiary, however, we also supply many classic architectural topiary shapes.

We can offer balls, cones, pyramids, spirals and standards, all at very competitive prices. We supply them in a wide range of plant species; including Common Box, Conifer, the deciduous shrubs (Euonymus and Photinia) and the evergreen shrubs Ilex (of which Holly is one variety), Ligustrum (Privet) and Taxus.

We also have some beautiful specimen Cloud and Pom Pom-trained trees at the nursery; grown in a variety of species and sizes they make fantastic feature plants, placed in a prominent place they can gracefully enhance your garden design.

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If you see something you like or have a particular request, don't hesitate to ask, we make classic topiary in all manner of shapes and sizes.

F1 Topiary
F1 Topiary
Harley Davidson
Harley Topiary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another popular use of topiary is to transform all manner of transport into a green expression of nature. We can make topiary transport models of almost any type, specification or details; such as the Hyundai Car we made, celebrating the first production model Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle, the ix35.

Be it a plane, car, bike, boat or train, our sculptor works to any specification, scale and model, to bring them as close to life as possible; from F1 cars to a full-size horse and carriage, we've made all kinds of transport in topiary!

Transport

Topiary at Weddings

Whether you’re getting married or just planning a surprise for your partner topiary can be a long lasting, living, expression of love.

We’ll work with you to create something truly unique and personal to you both:

  • Animals
  • Initials intertwined
  • Figures from the history of romance
  • And all other manner of superb sculptures can be conjured up for your special day.

It will be eye-catching, distinctive and unique to the special relationship you share.

And after your event your topiary can live on in your home or garden as a permanent reminder of your perfect day – so it’s environmentally friendly too!

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Topiary peacock made with living and artificial flowers.

This beautiful wedding peacock was the result of collaboration between Agrumi and a talented local florist. We built the frame and the florist did the rest.

The colours were chosen to compliment the bride and groom’s wedding clothes.

The peacock is associated with fortune, compassion, kindness, and patience. It is an ideal symbol for couples embarking on a lifetime together.

Or what could be more appropriate for a classic English wedding than topiary hearts placed by the altar, lining the aisle under planted with flowers matching the bride’s bouquet or surrounding the wedding breakfast table?

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Combine our expertise with your imagination.

Together we’ll create designs to delight, surprise and inspire.

Animals, figures or objects – there is almost nothing we can’t make in topiary.

From traditional hearts or entwined initials to exotic birds and fantasy characters – topiary can make your event look extraordinary.

Where can I put topiary?

  • By the altar, lining the aisle, surrounding the wedding breakfast table, in the grounds near your marquee.
  • At the entrance to the registry office, by the registrar’s desk.
  • Inside or outside your synagogue, temple or mosque, at your parent’s home.
  • We can make topiary in any size or shape to suit your occasion.

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The Radley Dog made from artificial topiary by Agrumi

How it works

Agrumi Topiary Art is fabricated on metal frames covered in living or artificial plants and flowers or natural, dried moss (which can be dyed).

We also have stock topiary figures and classic topiary shapes –including box balls, cones, spirals and lollipop bay trees – for sale or hire to dress your reception space.

Star Jasmine is an excellent choice for wedding topiary. This picture shows a topiary shoe.

Star Jasmine, with its lovely fragrant white flowers, makes an exceptional plant of choice for any wedding decoration – a huge variety of other plants and flowers are of course possible as well.

After the event, your personal topiary design can be planted in your garden as a memento of the occasion.

Your wedding can be made even more special with a touch of topiary. If you want to know more about how we can help you, get in touch with us today for a chat and a free no obligation estimate.

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We would be delighted to discuss your own bespoke topiary sculpture ideas

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