Looking for information on a topiary exhibited at the Flower Show in the 1990s

I am trying to remember the details about an amazing topiary that a man exhibited at the Flower Show for many years, in the 1990s, and my guess is that a story about it appeared in The Green Scene. Can you suggest where I might find information about it?


While our entire run of  Green Scene is available online, it's easier to search if we have the grower's name. I consulted with Shows department database administrator Elsa Effran, known for her Miss Marple-like skills in tracking down Horticourt winners. Sure enough, Elsa remembered the exhibitor, Gerald Robbins, and the topiary, known as "Myrtle" ( Myrtus communis 'Microphylla') which he started growing in the late 1980s and exhibited throughout the 1990s, garnering many prestigeous awards. By the end of the decade, this creation was a 7-foot 3-tiered hedge topped by a globe, all consisting of  just one plant. Read the Green Scene article about this amazing topiary in the January 1999 issue of Green Scene. 




  • Last Updated May 23, 2022
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  • Answered By Janet Evans

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