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 has a firm belief in the importance of horticulture for human wellbeing, both physical and psychological. Now with a young 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. Through her many contacts in the industry, Naomi has also been involved with Gold medal winning show gardens at RHS Hampton Court and recently won Silver-Gilt for her A Life Without Walls Garden!
Photographed at Parham House, Sussex (one of Naomi’s favourite gardens)
We are very pleased with the end result. A lovely flower and shrub bed and a refreshed vegetable area. Both the flowers and the vegetables have been so much better this year, and with much less work maintaining them! Thanks again, Naomi, for getting this done for us.
JOHN THACKER, HOVE, EAST SUSSEX