Much influenced by her landscaper father, from a young age Naomi has been a keen gardener. Since then, nature and gardening have formed the constant backdrop to her working and family life, whether pottering in her own garden or when she volunteered in the stunning and inspirational gardens at Parham House in West Sussex.
Before a career break to start a family, Naomi worked in the care sector with people with mental health problems and learning disabilities and has a firm belief in the importance of horticulture for human wellbeing, both physical and psychological. Now with a family of her own, this interest extends into creating gardens for children and families, encouraging them into the garden together to explore and share what nature and horticulture has to offer.
Inevitably, Naomi was drawn to pursuing these interests as a career and, having attained her RHS Level II in Horticulture, went on to train with the London College of Garden Design, gaining a Garden Design Diploma in 2015 and a Planting Design Diploma in 2016, both with Distinction.
Now heading up her own Landscape and Garden Design Practice nestled at the foot of the South Downs in Sussex, Naomi continues to find inspiration in the nature around her, working on design projects large and small.
In 2018 Naomi won silver-gilt for her A Life Without Walls Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and through her many contacts in the industry, has also been involved with gold medal-winning show gardens, including The Lagom Garden at Hampton Court (2019), ‘At One’ Garden, Tatton Park (2018), Garden for Blind Veterans UK at Hampton Court (2017) and a Garden for Crohn’s Disease at Hampton Court (2016).
Photographed at Parham House, Sussex
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Naomi has completely transformed our garden from a large lawned area to a beautifully bordered landscaped space. Her thoughts on design and attention to what flowers, shrubs and trees suited our garden and it’s needs were very detailed. She has been very easy to work with and has taken on any changes we asked for and put them in her design…
KIRSTY MILES, SHOREHAM, WEST SUSSEX