Unusual hedges

Best hedges for urban gardens

by Rhiannon James

If you were to Google the words ‘garden hedge’, you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re a public menace, liable to turn neighbours against each other and attract unpleasant visits from the council. Whilst this is undoubtedly the case with the occasional anti-social specimen, a well-chosen, well-tended hedge can be a real force for good in a contemporary urban garden. We asked the experts to name their favourites for urban gardens.