An exquisite and mysterious real topiary garden was featured in a episode of Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party.
The great Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, traveled to the English countryside to investigate a murder. Instead of the butler, the gardener turned out to have done it – which gave us a glimpse of a monumental, formal yew garden [top] at Beckley Park, a private estate in England. Organized around walls of huge neatly-clipped hedges, combined with giant topiaries in the form of pyramids, this garden was created in the 1920s. For me, it is a form of living sculpture. Hedges divide it into areas akin to outdoor rooms.… Continue Reading