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Topiary from Hedgeworx at the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and The Queen Consort in 2023.

What a momentous occasion to have Two Taxus baccata topiary plants from Hedgeworx play a part in the historic coronation ceremony of His Majesty King Charles III and The Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey on the 6th of May, 2023.

Standing tall at the great west doors of Westminster Abbey, these two Taxus baccata beehives on stem topiary plants not only witnessed the crowning of the monarch but also became symbolic witnesses to a significant moment in history. Their inclusion in such a prestigious event reflects not only the artistry of topiary but also the enduring presence of Taxus baccata in ceremonies of great importance.

The use of Taxus baccata in such a significant event not only underscores its aesthetic appeal, but also its versatility and ability to seamlessly transition between different environments. It’s a beautiful intersection of nature, art, and history, creating a connection between the regal ceremonies of Westminster Abbey and the timeless elegance of The Sandringham Estate.

A New Home at Sandringham

The day following this momentous event the Hedgeworx team returned to the historic venue, to carefully remove the plants. Their journey continued as they embarked on a new chapter and arrived at their new home at Sandringham, where they continue to thrive and contribute to the ever-evolving landscape of the estate.

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About Hedgeworx


Beautiful topiary plants have long been an enduring feature of great gardens and landscapes. At Hedgeworx our range of mature topiary is spectacular. All our topiary plants are trained by highly skilled craftsmen using traditional methods and age old techniques, with of course, lots of time invested. We know how each piece started life and by whom it has been trained.

Mature pieces of traditional or bespoke topiary are our speciality and we are frequently called upon to search Europe for bespoke plants to fit seamlessly into a particular garden space.