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 myglobalgarden.com in the next few months - for now do visit his excellent web site to see more of his work http://www.thomashoblyn.com
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.