Battling adversity in the form of a dingy corner of the Great Pavilion, Tom Hoblyn has fashioned a splendid garden … Behind the faded green pillars of a veranda in southern India, his imagined kitchen garden erupts in papayas, bananas and other giant foliage: hugely atmospheric.       

– The Telegraph.

      Battling adversity in the form of a dingy corner of the Great Pavilion, Tom Hoblyn has fashioned a splendid garden … Behind the faded green pillars of a veranda in southern India, his imagined kitchen garden erupts in papayas, bananas and other giant foliage: hugely atmospheric.       

– The Telegraph.

Garden Design

Thomas Hoblyn is a Suffolk garden design team specialising in classical landscape design for contemporary lifestyles. Tom designs for large rural estates, country houses and townhouses with modern day requirements. See some of Tom’s show gardens and residential garden projects.

Experience in Horticulture

Historical restoration and a keen interest in the natural environment play equally important roles in his landscape design. Since training at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Tom has gone on to win three gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court.

Varied Projects

Tom works with clients on all aspects of their landscape scheme from initial concept stage right through to construction, although he is very happy to undertake individual project aspects such as planting design, nursery visits and sourcing of the highest quality plants for clients.

Tom’s Recent Projects

Though based in Suffolk Tom works throughout East Anglia in Norfolk, Essex and Cambridge. Some of Tom’s garden design projects further afield include London, Yorkshire, Devon, Bahrain and India.

Recent projects include: developing an arboretum that will contain a comprehensive Quercus collection (oaks); restoration of three Georgian lakes; reintroduction of deer into newly restored parkland; and a productive walled garden that will one day supply the local farm shop. Tom is also in the process of developing his first piece of land art in Essex.

Rural Estates

Tom’s niche tends to be on the rural side of things, small and large estates and farms. Woodland management, lakes, wildflower meadows, deer parks and shooting are often elements that need to be considered in the design process. Historical knowledge and a deep respect for the past is extremely important, as often the projects will be restorations of fascinating estate elements; walled gardens, rhododendron walks, ancient woodland, pleasure grounds and arboreta. His design is of a classical nature, respectful of the past yet practical for today’s needs.

Team Work

It is exciting that people are still keen to take on these wonderful estates and make them work in a modern day environment; from discreetly putting a tennis court in the walled garden without upsetting the head gardener, to installing a swimming pool in the orangery. Working with neighbouring farmers, land agents, conservationists, planners and sourcing gardening staff are all tasks that are embraced with tact and enthusiasm as part of the design process.

  • Hawkedon House Suffolk by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
  • Essex Farmhouse by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
  • Chelsea Flower Show 2012 by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
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  • Country House Sussex by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
      Tom, I just wanted to thank you for the most incredible garden you have designed for us. You may consider it to be standard output for you but it is way beyond anything I have ever seen anywhere other than a palace!      

– Mark P., Berks.

Thomas Hoblyn is a Suffolk garden design team specialising in classical landscape design for contemporary lifestyles. Tom designs for large rural estates, country houses and townhouses with modern day requirements. See some of Tom’s show gardens and residential garden projects.

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