A New Landscape Design Competition Show Features Martha Stewart as a Judge

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While we await the next season of the ​The Great British Baking Show,​ there's a new competition show for us to obsess over. Debuting on Discovery+ this week is ​Clipped​, a TV series that pits seven topiary artists against one another for a $50,000 prize.


And best of all, Martha Stewart is the head judge! The panel also features landscape designer Fernando Wong and lifestyle expert Chris Lambton, while ​Ugly Betty​ actor Michael Urie will host.

Each week, the artists, who range from event to botanical designers, will be challenged to create a variety of masterful greenery sculptures — including mini-golf obstacles and a full set of living room "furniture." And yes, there are plenty of those classic animal sculptures, too.

"I expect sheer perfection," Stewart says in the trailer, eyes twinkling at the pun.

The first 90-minute episode will be released on Discovery+ this Wednesday, with five more episodes added weekly through the finale on June 16. Time to get ready for some major landscaping inspo.


Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.