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Manchester Flower Festival

The Manchester Flower Festival is an integral part of this exciting city, many important landmarks and streets are enhanced with blooming flowers and vibrant colours.

The festival is always popular in Manchester, even more so with it being the first big event of 2021… and it didn’t disappoint!

Topiary Elephant and Giraffe, made with artificial grass

Agrumi designed and created an artificial baby giraffe and elephant to be placed in Angel Meadow Park. The topiary were within budget, required no maintenance and provided an Instagramable opportunity for visitors to the event.

Topiary Elephant and Giraffe - made with Artificial Grass
Flowers were planted around the bases of the sculptures, which helped to ground and enhance them visually

The pictures that were shared on social media platforms were a huge hit and really became a stand out feature within the city.

Topiary Elephant and Giraffe, made with artificial grassTopiary Elephant and Giraffe, made with artificial grassTopiary Elephant and Giraffe, made with artificial grass

We at Agrumi love to be part of such events and create topiary features that stand out for others to enjoy.

Could your town benefit from some topiary sculptures? Just get in touch!

Peter Rabbit Sculpture at Brighton Beach

Agrumi were thrilled to be asked to support Linney – the creative production specialists in marketing- with their launch of Peter Rabbit's topiary tour at the start of the summer holidays, ready for the film’s release.

The promotion of the feature involved creating a 3 metre tall rabbit in a similar pose from the film, made from artificial boxwood for the body and specially ordered light blue artificial grass for Peter’s denim shirt jacket on top of a green base.

Peter Rabbit - covered in artificial Boxwood with blue grass jacket

It was crucial that the sculpture was able to be moved around multiple locations including Manchester’s Trafford Centre, the Bullring in Birmingham, London’s Olympic park and Brighton beach. The base was specifically designed with a compartment for weights, meaning they could be easily removed when travelling and weighted down once in place, for security.

Peter Rabbit sculpture with Imogen Thomas
Imogen Thomas and her daughters Ariana, age 8, and Siera, age 5, celebrating the digital release of Peter Rabbit 2. Photo credit: Doug Peters/PA Wire

Topiary Peter proved extremely popular for families to take photos including stars of the film and celebrities such as Imogen Thomas, who posed with her daughters at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, recreating his cheeky pose!

Children posing with the Peter Rabbit sculpture

Could you promote your upcoming event with some topiary sculptures? Just get in touch!

Topiary Butterflies at Norfolk Square Gardens

With the importance of butterflies and our environment being so prevalent, Agrumi were delighted to be asked to help Paddington’s Business Improvement District (Paddington Now) with their plans to create a butterfly friendly garden in Norfolk Square.

Topiary Butterflies for Norfolk Square Gardens

Agrumi made 2 large butterfly sculptures for the garden project, which not only are bright and beautiful, but they also help to attract pollinators. The body and wings are wrapped in Star Jasmine plants; their fragrant white flowers are rich in nectar, which is ideal for lots of bees and butterflies.

Topiary Butterfly at Norfolk Square Gardens

The wings of the butterflies were created with coloured dry moss. Agrumi produced the wing formations stuffed with dry moss and added the paint in the two colour schemes that the BID selected. We think the colours on the butterflies look great together and hope that visitors to the garden agree!

Topiary Butterflies at Norfolk Square Gardens

The BID is working with ‘Big City Butterflies’ to encourage more butterflies into the area and will monitor the numbers over the coming years. It has brought about a butterfly count in the garden during July and August 2021, as part of the Butterfly’s Conservation initiative.

Topiary Butterflies at Norfolk Square Gardens
To encourage more butterflies into the garden, the BID organised a large pollinator-friendly flower bed surrounding the Butterfly sculptures

You can read more about the entire Norfolk Square Butterfly garden project here

Paddington's Twitter post about Agrumi's butterflies

Could your town’s BID benefit from any topiary sculptures? Just get in touch!

Topiary Butterflies at Norfolk Square Gardens

Famous face of Paddington next to Agrumi's Butterfly

Agrumi have created a metal sculptures range created especially by their head topiary artist, Luigi Frosini. These mainly include British animals such as Roe deer, Sheep, Hares and Pigs. Inspired by the natural world around him, Luigi endeavours to create lifelike animal sculptures.

A while ago, Burford Art Gallery approached Agrumi about making a Metal Horse for a display. (Burford Art Gallery is part of Burford Garden company, an Oxfordshire based Garden shop. They ‘love things that are a little different', so we think we’re a great match!)

This enquiry soon evolved into a series of regular orders of animal sculptures, and now Agrumi has an entire range based on these Metal Animal Sculptures by Luigi Frosini.

Metal Piglets

Having worked closely with nature, Luigi can create realistic 3D forms made of steel, whilst capturing the personality of each animal and character perfectly.

Metal Ram Sculpture

These are made from annealed steel wire, which naturally turns a rusty brown colour when left outside. We are able to add a lacquer coating, or paint to the sculpture, to help prevent oxidisation, if you prefer this finish.

Metal Animal sculptures in gardens
A selection of customer photos

A selection of these was exhibited at The Chelsea Flower Show 2021, as part of Agrumi’s New Forest exhibition stand.

These are all available to buy from Burford Art Gallery, we can take commisions for custom orders, or you can buy them online from our webshop TopTopiary.

 

Agrumi were approached by Apex Graphics, an exhibition design company company, to create a topiary logo for their client.

Acer Topiary Logo

Their client was Acer, the computer IT company, who required their logo recreated in topiary for an event.

We recommended the artificial topiary options, as these are great for events and shows. It means you can move the topiary around easily; they don’t require any watering and are lightweight and durable.

Acer Topiary logo

They went for four 60cm high freestanding letters, which can be moved around individually, covered in artificial boxwood. This material creates the effect of a boxwood hedge, with a complete covering of artificial leaves.

 

Could your company or event benefit from a topiary logo? Contact us for a chat!

Living Plant Screening, Arches, Panels and Espaliers

Agrumi designs and creates Bespoke Garden Features from their custom made topiary workshop.

We start by building a steel framework in the style and size of your choice.  We then train the plants’ stems, branches and foliage over the framework.

We are able to create the structure to your design specification.

Living Plant Screening

Living plant screening is usually a row of panels covered in plant foliage, which act like a hedge, in the fraction of the space. These are especially popular in urban areas where space is at a premium. These are made to measure, so that they fit perfectly in your space. A group of panels make great instant screening. Instead of using a tall fence to create privacy, plant covered panels create a soft looking screen that also lets light in

Unlike a wall or fence, a hedge filters the wind and calms it, which leads to improved air circulation and the formation of a sheltered micro-climate. In the garden, this gives better growing conditions as a result of warmer soil.

Star Jasmine Panels planted in Garden
Multiple Panels positioned on a property boundary – with Star Jasmine

Arches

Archways can really add the 'wow' factor to a garden, as they lead you into a new area of the property, or frame a particular view of the garden space. Arches can be made with flexibility on the width and depth.

Star Jasmine Archway

Star Jasmine Archway
5 metre long Tunnel – with flowering Star Jasmine

Star Jasmine Arch

Could Agrumi help you with a Bespoke Garden Feature? Contact us for a quote!

Panels

Panels can be used singly or in a group to create a screening effect. You might want to hide an unattractive feature. We don't all have great views from every window and a screening panel can block the view of rubbish bins, washing lines, compost heaps, or ugly buildings. This is particularly useful if you need a high screen, when the cost implications of walls and fences becomes even more persuasive in favour of a plant covered panel.

Star Jasmine Panel

Star Jasmine Curved Panel
Panel with a curved top - with freshly planted Star Jasmine

Espaliers and Pleached Trees

Metal frameworks can even be secured onto trees, to create a pleached effect. This is a really popular option for those that want to add height to an existing fence. A group pleached trees offers extra privacy, almost acting like a hedge suspended above the fence line. A benefit of choosing a pleached tree over a very tall fence, is that you do not lose the light, while benefitting from more privacy.

Pleached Tree

Your choice of plants...including Star Jasmine and Eleagnus

Our most popular choice of plant for our Garden Features is Star Jasmine – Trachelospermum jasminoides. Star Jasmine is an evergreen plant, so it offers a full coverage of leaves throughout the year. During the Summer it is covered in white flowers, which boast an amazing fragrance. Walking through an archway made from Star Jasmine is a lovely way to experience the smell! It is great for pollinators too as the flowers are rich in nectar, which is ideal for lots of bees and butterflies.

Star Jasmine Close-up

Other plant choices include Eleagnus, which is also an evergreen plant. The leaves will stay in place all year around, so you'll have the screening effect in all seasons. The leaves mature to a lustrous green, but always retain their silvery undersides. In autumn, very small, but well-scented, creamy-white flowers open, filling the air with their delicious perfume. The foliage makes an excellent backdrop for showier ornamental plant. It is fully hardy that also tolerates shade, dry soil and salt-laden coastal winds.

Planting a panel of Eleagnus creates an instant hedge effect in a fraction of the space.

Eleagnus Panels Planted in Garden
Multiple Panels positioned on a property boundary – with Eleagnus

 

Could Agrumi help you with a Bespoke Garden Feature? Contact us for a quote!

Artificial Topiary version of 'T' & 'B' with an artificial topiary chair.
Ted Baker's Topiary 'T B' and rattan inspired Chair

Ted Baker is a well-known British luxury clothing success. Trading for over 30 years, the company now has stores around the world.

They first approached us in early 2018 for help with a photo shoot and we made them a topiary French Bull dog that went on to feature in one of their advertising campaigns.

Artificial topiary chair, with artificial flower embellishment.
We adorned Ted Baker chair with an artificial floral embellment

The feedback was so positive that a year later they came to us again for some giant topiary ‘TB’ letters and a custom chair in artificial boxwood. Our Head topiary-maker used to design and make chairs so this commission couldn’t have been in better hands.

Artificial Topiary version of 'T' & 'B'.

As you see the finished ‘furniture’ is elegant and eye-catching. Perfectly matched to Ted Baker’s own style.

Artificial topiary chair, with artificial flower embellishment.

Could Agrumi help you with a Topiary sculpture? Contact us for a chat!

Having worked with Channel 5 in 2015 when we made a topiary crown for Celebrity Big Brother, the company came to us again in 2019 with an urgent commission for their new ‘Great Gardening Challenge’ show.

With only a month to go before the press launch at London’s Garden Museum we were brought on board to design and make a super-sized Channel 5 logo. We love a challenge!

A quirk of the Channel 5 logo’s design is its deep indentations and tight curves. We decided to use artificial grass on a boxwood plinth to better display these features and ensure that they showed up clearly in photographs and on film.

Everyone was happy with the result and even the great Nicki Chapman and Diarmuid Gavin were happy to pose with the final result.

Channel 5 Logo Topiary Sculpture
Nicki Chapman and Diarmuis Gavin posing next to the Topiary Channel 5 logo

Agrumi’s reputation is built on producing quality products against tight deadlines. Companies trust us to deliver with no compromise on design excellence or detail.

We are proud of our ongoing relationships with many long-term clients that return to us time and again to meet their PR ambitions.

Could your logo be tranformed into a topiary sculpture? Contact us for a chat!

T-Rex and Frog in Window Display

Cath Kidston approached us to make them a few artificial boxwood animals for their window display in their Piccadilly store.

Their store has been fitted out with lots of hints of foliage: an artificial grass rug, plants on the shelving units and several leaf covered panels for displaying their accessories. So our artificial boxwood product was the perfect match to compliment their theme.

Artificial Boxwood T-Rex and Frogs

We made them one 6 foot high Tyrannosaurus-Rex and two ginormous frogs. They were covered in artificial boxwood, which is UV resistant, so they are able to stay in the windows for a long period of time, without fading in the sunlight.

Giant Frog in Cath Kidston Window Display
Cath Kidston's giant frog blending in his new surroundings
Artificial Boxwood T-Rex
The mouth and teeth were made with artificial grass, which adds an extra texture to the piece

They have used the T-rex as a prop to integrate with the shop’s products and mannequins.

Tyrannosaurus-Rex in Cath Kidston Window

Could your window display benefit from some topiary decoration? Give us a shout!

Topiary Horse, Fox and Elephant in memorial garden

Sunday 27th October 2019 marked one year since the helicopter accident that claimed the lives of the late Leicester City Chairman (Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha), staff members Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai, and pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Lechowicz outside King Power Stadium.

We were asked to produce three topiary sculptures for the memorial garden built on the crash site – one fox, one elephant and one horse.

Topiary Prancing Horse
2.5 metre high Prancing Horse covered in Star Jasmine

The fox was chosen as the club logo is a fox and it was covered in ligustrum. The elephant was chosen to give a nod to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's Thai heritage and that, as well as the prancing horse, was covered in star jasmine.

Topiary Elephant
3 metre long Elephant covered in evergreen Star Jasmine

The club hosted a private multi-faith ceremony on 27th October 2019,  at the garden, exactly one year after the helicopter crash that killed Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and 4 others.

We worked flat out to produce and deliver all the animals so that they could be planted before opening day.

Topiary Fox next to visitors
Guests at the memorial opening, waiting in line to leave mementos to those who died in the crash

After the opening day, the present CEO requested for the elephant’s pose to be changed. We happily accepted the elephant back at our workshop for alteration. We adapted the elephant’s head to be facing upwards, so that it had a more lively appearance.

Topiary Elephant Trunk Up
The elephant with its head changed to the 'trunk up' position
Birds Eye View of the VC Memorial Garden
Birds Eye View of the VC Memorial Garden

Leicester City Chief Executive Susan Whelan said about the garden: “…something peaceful, something poignant and something beautiful, where supporters of today and of future generations can remember what one man’s vision did for this Club, this community.

“The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Garden will be the latest in a series of lasting tributes that will form part of Khun Vichai’s legacy.”

If we can help you with some topiary sculptures please do get in touch!

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