As far as the garden goes, I usually prefer a more natural approach. We rarely clip any bushes unless it is to keep them in a tidy state, but almost always within their natural bounds. All of our bushes are hand-pruned- no bush wackers are allowed!
There are exceptions.
This collection of boxwood and taxus on an estate in the Dordogne area of France is quite extraordinary and a perfect accent to the home. I imagine they require at least a full time gardener.
Doesn't it look like they spilled a bag of
marbles round bushes?
An Alice in Wonderland feel here, eh?
These bushes look like part of a puzzle expertly pieced together.
The reflection is even more compelling than the clipped bushes themselves. I wonder how often they need to drag the ladder out to prune them?
I am always up for an allée of trees, or in this case, an allée of trunks...
This is a nice end destination on the estate of the Castle of Leeuwergem in Belgium.
And how cool are these moss boulders? I wonder how long it took them to reach this state?
Are you into the clipped bush look?