I love topiaries... small, large, short, tall, simple globes, twisting trees, or animal-shaped. It's like fashioning a plant into the perfect outfit. I think it'd be great to take a trip one day visiting all the amazingly manicured gardens of the world. Imagine the photos you'd get from that trip!
Photos: The Provencal House by Johanna Thornycroft & Andreas von Einsiedel - scanned by myself