Suffolk Garden Design
Thomas Hoblyn is a Suffolk garden design team working on private and public landscapes. Tom creates classic designs for modern lifestyles. Recent projects include large rural estates, country houses and town houses laid out for today’s needs. Tom began his work in show gardens and private garden design fourteen years ago.
Qualifications and Experience in Horticulture
To restore historic landscapes and promote interest in the natural world plays a vital role in Tom’s garden design. He trained for three years at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and achieved the Dip. Hort. Tom has received three gold medals for design work at Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court.
Thorough and Varied Projects
Tom works with clients on all aspects of their garden design and landscape schemes from the concept through to the build. However he is happy to tackle single aspects of projects. These might include planting design, nursery visits or sourcing the highest quality plants for clients.
Tom’s Recent Projects
Though based in Suffolk Tom works throughout East Anglia in Norfolk, Essex and Cambridge. Garden design further afield includes some in London, Yorkshire, Devon, Tangiers and India.
To plant an arboretum with a full collection of Quercus species (oaks). To restore three Georgian lakes. To establish deer species in newly restored park land. To build a walled garden to supply the local farm shop. To shape his first piece of land art at a farm in Essex.
Tom is often tasked to design:
Managed woodland and rhododendron walks. Lakes and water features. Wild flower meadows, walled gardens and pleasure grounds. Deer parks and shooting grounds.
All these features need to be thought of in the garden design process. Knowledge of history and respect for the past is very important.
Projects may require Tom to work with:
Farmers and other neighbours. Land agents. Conservation and ecology specialists. Planner and parish, town or borough councils.
Sourcing gardening staff is also a common role for the team.
These are tasks that are embraced with tact and enthusiasm in the garden design process.
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