Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by newton » July 10th, 2014, 5:56 am

Hamad Ahmed Kisana wrote:i am watching again and again that marvelous great umbrella..it is a mesmerizing scene... :shock: cannot imagine such sample in Pakistan due to climate difference.thanks for sharing such beauties with us.. :mrgreen:
Couldn't an alternative plant more conducive to our climate like the Grantha or small leaf Ficus be used instead?

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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by M Farooq » July 10th, 2014, 8:41 am

What a beauty! Just curious, where is the judge's wig?

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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by newton » July 11th, 2014, 4:48 am

Thanks for the feedback. The Judges wig is the last picture in the series designed like a lot of lumps of green.

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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by Mustansir Billah » July 12th, 2014, 8:30 pm

Wow!!! WHAT A GARDEN...

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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by newton » July 12th, 2014, 8:49 pm

As far as stately gardens go it is a smaller size but the way it is designed means that each section can only be seen when you actually enter into it, like a series of rooms, each one more impressive than the next.

When viewed from inside the house from the top floor windows you can appreciate how the chess pieces in topiary are laid out, if ever you are in the UK and up north it is well worth a visit. It is of world class quality and it will take a good afternoon or day to walk round and appreciate the estate.

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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by newton » July 18th, 2014, 3:36 am

Some more views of the topiary. See if you can spot the ducks which many years ago started off as peacocks but like most gardens have evolved, There is a lion in there also but unfortunately I did not find it.

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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by farah fayyaz » July 18th, 2014, 3:46 am

Amazing....
A great combination of nature and human effort.

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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by newton » July 18th, 2014, 3:57 am

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Note the pleached lime trees reflected in this secret pool area
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Come out of the pleached lime maze complete with secret pool and you see this - the bowling green.Image

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Turn the other way and you see this leading to hidden "Haha"
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The "Haha" hidden from view as it was designed to be (a natural fenceless barrier to protect against farm animals from entering the gardens) it is where the dark line runs across the pic just behind the urn
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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by newton » July 18th, 2014, 4:09 am

Note how scaffolding is used to support the ancient yew tree/beech branches from collapsing and spoiling the effect of the topiary hedges

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The kitchen garden borders
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Nasturtiams, fennel and Hops are grown here decoratively
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All of these are used for the kitchen garden including the roses
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Re: Levens Hall Topiary in the Lake District UK

Post by newton » July 18th, 2014, 4:39 am

Note the little trick of placing an object in the distance centre of the eyes view to give an illusion of space and draw the mind into exploring the horizon beyond, when you reach the urn and go under the archway of the cowboys hat you will see the kitchen garden areas pictured above laid out in a very decorative style.
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