The words “low” and “maintenance” are never uttered together when discussing this garden. Just a few snips and tucks. Possibly the antithesis of modern culture and expectations, where “fast food” gardening is a requirement.
The topiary garden at Levens Hall, South Cumbria, UK date back to 1694. The original design enduring these 300+ years. Dutch born, M.C. Escher was not born until 1898. We’d like to think there is a correlation or possible inspiration between the two, however research has not surfaced any such parallels.
Topiary seems to have become a four letter word among some garden groups and designers. Considered contrived,unnatural and definitely not carefree. But, you have to admit, when set like this, it’s stunning. Imagine the fun, walking through these garden paths.