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Latest News

26th Oct 2013
Placed fourth in Open Midland class at National Championships. See Photos »

8th Feb 2014
Karl will again be visiting Highgrove to compete in the "Patron’s Competition" – an invitation-only event, hosted by HRH Prince Charles, Patron of the National Hedge Laying Society.

News Archive

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Media Appearances

Throughout my career I have had several 'media appearances', i.e. local newspapers, national newspapers and the occasional television show. Below are a select few:


  1. BBC 'Flog It' (2006)

  2. BBC 'Guinness in the garden' (2005)

Newspapers & Magazines

  1. The Shropshire Review (May 2012)
    "When the hedge falls into the hands of Karl Liebscher and becomes a work of art.." Read full article

  2. BBC News
    "Karl Liebscher from Stanton Long near Much Wenlock believes the ancient art of hedge-laying is starting to enjoy something of a renaissance........." Read full article

  3. Shropshire Life
    "Karl began hedgelaying professionally 25 years ago, a time when it was a dying craft. Back then grants were given for ripping hedges out. Today, their conservation value understood, grants pour forth for laying them........" Read full article

  4. The Guardian (Feb 2005)
    "Karl Liebscher's bill-hook is an extension of his right arm. With more than 20 years' experience behind each swing, the cuts are turning random-looking sticks into something beautifully functional......." Read full article

  5. Shropshire Magazine (April 2008)
    "I meet up with Karl on a pleasantly sunny early spring morning as he prepares and shapes a display hedgerow at the entrance to Newport Agricultural Showground......" Read full article


  1. Telford Council Watch (forum)
    "I was watching Karl Liebscher doing hedge Laying on the corner of St.Georges road, it is near Asda in Donnington. The overall improvement is fantastic....." Read full article

  2. Staffordshire County Council
    "Karl said: This is an age-old old tradition. Hedges that have been lad over many generations and form an important aesthetic element within the British landscape....."

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