Thomas Hobyln embraces climate change

Mon, Jun 22, 2009

Climate Change, UK Climate Change

Garden designers are well aware of the challenges that climate change is bringing to our plants and gardens. This knowledge is crucial to the success of their vision for creating sustainable designs that will adapt as weather patterns change.

Thomas Hoblyn is a designer who reflected this idea in his beautiful Silver Award garden at the 2009  Chelsea Flower Show. I chatted with Thomas on the phone the other day and was struck by his passion and enthusiasm for sustainability in everything he creates. His design philosophy focuses on the relationship between a garden and the natural environment with particular emphasis on preserving threatened plants. His extensive horticultural experience in America and all over Europe helped him to evolve a belief that plant communities must co-exist harmoniously in the surrounding environment. His gardens normally require minium aftercare as water conservation is a key ingredient to his ideas.

Hopefully he will be writing a guest blog on in the next few months – for now do visit his excellent web site to see more of his work

Watch this video produced by Foreign and Colonial Investments about the climate change philosophy of their 2009 Chelsea Flower Show Garden .This was designed by Thomas and took inspiration from the wetlands of the UK and North Carolina.

This post was written by:

- who has written 872 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

Contact the author

Comments are closed.