We were pleased to be asked for some advice on future gardens for Netjets Magazine this month. Especially as we got to talk about the opportunities that planting can have towards more sustainable landscapes solutions and about using craftspeople for bespoke solutions – two issues close to our hearts and we suspect those of the […]
As you may know we have worked on many projects related to our Veterans over the years including permanent community gardens for Blind Veterans UK, designs for the RAF100 anniversary and our current support of Veterans Growth in Sussex. Probably the most conceptual piece of work was this installation of a garden at the Commonwealth […]
Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer have been listed as one of the UK’s top garden design companies by the landscape industry publication Horticulture Week. The magazine has previously won many awards including best trade journal and regularly supports the work of UK designers in its pages. A design project of our own at the Roehampton […]
We’re very fortunate that at Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer we’ve got gardens to play and garden in. Andrew’s garden is full of unusual plants inspired by his travels, everything from Australian wattles to Madeiran geraniums and South African restios. He made a short film about some of these plants recently for the London College of […]
Fisher Tomlin and Bowyer wilk be represented at France’s leading garden show Paysalia next week when Andrew will be giving a key note talk on the opening day. He will be talking about his experience exhibiting show gardens including the Chelsea Flower Show and otehr international shows.
The new FFFlair Foundation in New Zealand has appointed Andrew as an International Ambassador. FFFLAIR is more than an event. The foundation behind FFFLAIR is supporting new investment in public parks, horticultural pathways and projects that will positively enhance communities and the places we live for generations to come. The first FFFlair event will be […]
Part of our work includes the design of gardens for new care homes and sheltered residential developments. Fisher Tomlin and Bowyer are therefore delighted that a project we have worked on for the past 4 years has won ‘Best New Care Home’ (higher development budget) in the prestigious healthcare design awards. The gardens were an […]
We are very proud to be designing a new children’s hospice garden at Richard House in Becton for Greenfingers Charity. This is especially exciting as this is in the charity’s 20th anniversary year. When you’re living day to day in a hospice, or you’re visiting your brother or sister with your family there is part […]
The latest edition of the industry’s leading magazien celebrates horticulture and asked Andrew why he loves horticulture. Here is his response in full. “More than anything else there’s a bond that is created by horticulture. It’s something that is hard to explain but when you’re in it you tend to get it. Before I started […]
Earlier this year Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer won a competition to design a new garden that will support the commemoration of the end of the First World War at the Thiepval Memorial in France. The memorial is the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth. The garden itself is not a memorial but a place […]
For the fourth year running the Blind Veterans UK garden that we designed in 2014 has won awards at the Wales in Bloom finals. The garden won an outstanding in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ section and a Silver Gilt in the Health & Social Care Establishment category. Llandudno town of which the garden contributes to […]
If you visit our articles page you’ll find a brand new article on hiring a garden designer, some top tips aboyt the things you should be asking of a designer. Even better Andrew has recently recorded an interview for the well known Podcast Roots And All about the very same subject! You can hear it […]
The longest seat in the world to be made from sustainable Accoya is progressing well at Oxford Planters & Joinery. It is being made for the peace garden we have designed to commemorate the WW1 Armistice at the Thiepval memorial near Amiens in Northern France. The seat includes elements of Welsh Oak and Portland stone […]
In 2018 Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer will be creating a garden at the Thiepval Memorial in Northern France. The memorial is the largest in the Commonwealth and the garden of peace will stand alongside the memorial in the woodlands. Our winning entry is titled ‘Through a woodland gently” and will include oak from Wales and […]
Late last year we were delighted to be involved in a big national trade show organised by the French government where Andrew was asked about Fisher Tomlin’s work in designing for dementia. Here’s a short video.
Andrew has been interviewed for one of the leading (and award winning) garden podcasts. It’s a lot less like Gardeners World and probably a lot more interesting for it! You can catch both parts by going to http://www.sodshow.com/2018/05/02/andrew-fisher-tomlin/
We’re involved in National Gardening Week at Warren House. Click here for more details of free tours and activities during this week visit.
On Tuesday 1st May and Wednesday 3rd May we’ll be taking part in celebrations for National Gardening Week with two days of special tours and advice at Warren House in Kingston-upon-Thames. If you woudl like to hear the history of the house and gardens and its famous horticultural neighbours just turn up at the house […]
Many of you will know that we’ve created gardens in other countries, especially NewZealand and Australia. Often at garden shows these serve to highlight our interest in the power of gardens and gardening for our well-being. In 2015 we curated a 3D printed show and in 2016 we curated a show with 15 designers in […]
We’re celebrating a big win in the Britain in Bloom Awards this week for Llandudno where our garden for Blind Veterans UK garden at the charity’s centre at the entrance to the town played a big part in securing a Gold Award. With the restoration of a large 4 acre woodland with new planting and […]
Andrew this month delivered a seminar with renowned plant specialist and designer Peter Thurman at HM The Queen’s tree nursery, Barcham Trees, in East Anglia. The day started with a look at planting design to achieve different and more interesting plant choices led by Andrew who is known for his creative approach to planting design […]
This might seem a bit of a strange post but more and more of our customers with large gardens are opting to plant perennial meadows. You might have visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (we were advisers on part of the scheme for the site) and seen the amazing pictorial meadows that were designed and […]
We’re not just creating private residential gardens. Recently a new swimming pool and gardens were designed for Roehampton Country Club in London and after a 6 month build they were opened to members. The opening has gone well despite the recent spate of British Summer rainfall (!) and one member commented ” I would like […]
This week we were able to host Streetscape at Warren House to support the regular gardeners with a big renovation of the rose garden and an early summer tidy up of the Veitch Heritage Garden. Apprentices were able to learn about what it means to work in a heritage garden where there are lots of […]
We’re very happy to have received a Gold medal AND the Best Construction Award at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017 this week. The award is for the Blind Veterans UK garden that we have been working on for some 2 years and features some of the most complicated and detailed structures we have […]
We’re now on day 12 of the Blind Veterans UK #allboutcommunity garden installation. The hot weather last week was pretty intense but we have managed a few cooler days now and we are on track to create the largest show garden design we’ve ever attempted in the UK. If you are thinking of coming to […]
With just 7 days to go to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show we’re busy getting together everything we need, checking our plants and making plans to meet Landform and all our craftsmen on site. It takes almost 20 days to build the garden and get it ready for the visitors, working around the […]
With just 50 days to go until the opening of the flower show we are busy getting ready to start on site in just 4 weeks time. All our plants are growing at nurseries around the South of England and our craftsmen are building metalwork, willow sculptures and oak framed buildings. Tickets are now available […]
We’re delighted that we’ve been able to commission a number of craftsmen for our next show garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show including blacksmiths, oak frame builders, willow artists and even a craft brewery. So if you want to see some traditional crafts in a new way come along to the show.
It’s all about community – Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer are creating RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show’s largest garden!
It was announced today (10/02) that military charity Blind Veterans UK will be sponsoring a special garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July. The ‘It’s all about community garden’ has been designed by renowned designers Andrew Fisher Tomlin & Dan Bowyer and it will be the largest show garden at Hampton […]
We’re delighted to be installing pictorial meadows in a number of new projects. The seeded perennial meadows are a particularly good way of creating large areas of colourful and sustainable flowers at a low cost. You may well have seen the meadows at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park created using the same technique. We’ll […]
Andrew will once again be the honorary auctioneer at the first big event of the horticultural year. The 2016 event raised over £30,000 for Perennial, the only charity in the UK dedicated to helping all horticulturists and their families in times of crisis. Chris Crooker, Events Manager at Perennial says: “As in previous years, there […]
Warren House has helped Kingston Upon Thames scoop one of their best awards in the annual London in Bloom competition. The judges said ”It was a plantsman’s garden with historic connections to the 1860’s Veitch nursery located nearby. The standard of the planting design and garden maintenance was exceptional.” This is the third time we […]
Andrew Fisher Tomlin will be this year’s Convenor of Judges at the Gardening World Cup 2017 to be held this year at Huis Ten Bosch in southern Japan. Andrew has previously been a judge at the competition but is this year honoured to be the Convenor, he said “this is one of the world’s leading […]
Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer will be represented at the UK’s premier industry garden event this year by both Andrew and Dan who will be leading sessions on how to get on in business. If you’d like to hear more about how to have a successful garden career please register at www.landscapesho.co,uk
Elements of our recent award-winning garden from RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show are shortly to be installed at Blossom House School in Motspur Park. The planters that were especially made for the garden will be donated to the special needs school’s garden club so that the school’s pupils can have fun and learn about […]
We are delighted to have been awarded a Gold Medal and Best Summer Garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The Bowel Disease UK garden for Crohn’s Disease received perfect marks for it’s construction and planting with the judge’s praising the use of unusual and rare plants and the quality of the […]
We’re starting our garden for Bowel Disease UK at the world’s biggest flower show this week. The show opens in two weeks time so book your tickets now.
We are delighted to have been chosen by the annual BUILD architecture awards at the best contemporary garden design company for our work both overseas and in the UK. Many of our gardens are for brand new developments and major refurbishments of homes for which a certain degree of experience is required to design landscapes […]
Our garden for this years RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will start building in just 3 weeks. The show itself opens with a special Preview Evening on Monday 4th July. For more information about the garden please visit www.boweldisease.org.uk
Andrew has recently been awarded the title of Chartered Horticulturist by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. The Institute only received their Royal Charter in 2015 and Andrew is therefore one of the first to be given this title, reflecting his extensive experience in horticulture and design.
We have recently been working on a brand new collection of furniture in collaboration with Oxford Planters. The collection uses the latest sustainable materials and methods to create a beautiful eye catching, yet sustainable, planter designed with great care and consideration for the environment. The material alone comes with a 50 year guarantee. It has […]
We’ve been awarded a Best of Houzz 2016 for customer service – a testament to the work of everyone including our landscapers. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge appears on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on […]
A new home by Q Developments for which Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer provided the garden design has won the prestigious Best Luxury House Award at the What House? Awards 2015. The judges praised “the cumulative effect of the subtle, luxurious detailing that makes this a timeless property of the finest finish.” We’re delighted to be […]
Thanks to the huge efforts of staff and volunteers at Llandudno centre the Centenary Woodland Garden that we designed and helped build has been awarded a Royal Horticultural Society standard of ‘Outstanding’ in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Wales in Bloom competition. Awarded the highest level in it’s first year, the garden was praised for the […]
We’ve been awarded the Build Architecture Awards coveted Garden Designers of the Year for London 2015. The award is made annually to practices that have shown expertise in the profession.
There seldom seems to be a week goes by without the new Veitch Heritage Garden that we designed for Warren House in Coombe Wood doesn’t get into the press. The latest editions of The Resident and Gardens Illustrated contain examples and we’ll be loading them up to our media page soon.
We were very proud to be invited to the opening of the Centenary Woodland Garden that we designed for Blind Veterans UK. The garden is already getting lots of use at the Llandudno centre where we helped transform 4 acres of woodland. The project was designed and built entirely with voluntary help from lots of […]
We’ve been commissioned by Bowel Disease UK to design an exciting show garden for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. We won’t know if we’ve been accepted to the show until January but we hope to confirm everything at the annual BDUK dinner at the end of that month. The garden promises to […]
The garden that we have been building at the heritage Warren House this winter is now showing the first signs of life having been planted with the help of students from the London College of Garden Design. The garden will open from 1st June 2015 on specific dates with bookable tours and of course Warren […]
Since 1995 we’ve been involved with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and this year is no different. This year’s projects include our regular design and planting for the Royal Horticultural Society’s own exhibits (for obvious reasons these aren’t judged). A special new project will be planting the main feature for the new Fresh sculpture at […]
Work has begun on a new garden at Warren House in Kingston upon Thames, the brainchild of author VKL Good who was inspired by the gardeners that have worked there for over 150 years and the famous Victorian plant hunters who worked for the Veitch Coombe Wood Nursery upon which the gardens partly stood. Ms […]
Our work on therapeutic gardens and Andrew’s career in horticulture featured in a half hour interview with Andrew on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon programme this week. You can find a podcast of the interview in our Portfolio on the Therapeutic Landscapes page along with another interview given to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation last […]
The Waterglades in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are now open for visitors and local residents. Fisher Tomlin and Bowyer acted as horticultural advisers to Volker Fitzpatrick on the implementation of the £4.5million scheme during 2010-11 prior to the opening of the 2012 London Olympics where it formed part of the Athlete’s Village. Please contact […]
The garden called “Remnant” created on an island by Fisher Tomlin and Bowyer opened for the Amiens ‘Art, Cities and Landscapes’ festival in Northern France in 2014 is to become a permanent feature in the city. The garden is inspired by local history and industry. The Romans first encouraged the development of fabric and the […]
Fisher Tomlin and Bowyer have released details of the new woodland garden that will be built at Blind Veterans UK new Llandudno Centre. Work is now underway to transform 4 acres of woodland into a useful resource for those using the centre and local residents. The new woodland will include a series of experiences linked […]