Every winter we team up with Barcham Trees and head south to Italy. Our aim: to select beautiful specimen trees and shrubs, as well as fine quality pleached and topiary sets for practice projects.
The Pistoia region of Tuscany contains over 1000 nurseries, with some growers specialising in just a single plant species and form. Forays around the valley lead to a wonderful selection of field and containerised stock, much of which is specially clipped or prepared and tailored to fit our wide range of individually designed landscapes.
Recent finds have included majestic Holm Oak cones, elegant Blue Cedar, dazzling Parrotia ‘Vanessa’ and the finest clipped Yew spirals.