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24.11.17 Recruiting: Assistant Landscape Architect

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Photo by Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd

We are seeking an Assistant Landscape Architect with strong graphic skills and an interest in detailed design and construction to join our world renowned landscape design studio in London.

This position would suit a recent landscape architecture/architecture graduate or someone with relevant professional experience in a similar role. You will be working with a team of twelve designers on a variety of exciting international public and private gardens, urban spaces and historic landscapes.

You will be responsible for the production of hand drawn and computer generated landscape visuals, graphic presentations, reports and technical drawings. You will also have the opportunity to assist on site visits and oversee the construction of high end gardens and landscapes.

The candidate:

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24.11.17 Recruiting : 3D Graphic Assistant

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Photo by Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd

We are looking for a talented and creative Graphic Assistant with an interest in 3D visualisation and hand drawn illustration to join our world renowned landscape design studio in London.

This position would suit a recent architectural or design graduate or someone with relevant professional experience in a similar role. You will be working with a team of twelve designers on a variety of exciting international public and private gardens, urban spaces and historic landscapes.

You will be responsible for the production of high quality hand drawn and computer generated 3D landscape visuals, graphic presentations, reports and technical drawings. You will also have the opportunity to further develop our blog and website.

The candidate:

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24.08.17 Art Out Loud

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Photo by Chatsworth House

Come and join Tom on the 22 September when he'll be giving a talk on why we garden and how gardening can have both meaning and value.

We are currently developing plans at Chatsworth for the rockery and surrounding wild garden that will become known as Arcadia.

Art Out Loud is a festival of talks by artists, curators and writers held over three days in the theatre at Chatsworth and in a marquee on the South Lawn.

For more details on how to book tickets please follow this link: Chatsworth.

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17.08.17 Recent planting in Oxfordshire

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Photo by Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd

Work continues at a garden in north Oxfordshire as earlier this week we set out the first section of planting in beds around the house. Below are a few pictures of a separate part of the garden, the woodland area, showing development since planting in March 2016. Despite nibbling pheasants and rabbits most of the planting has settled in well, helped perhaps by the recent arrival of a family of stoats.

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30.06.17 Festival of the Garden at Charleston

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Photo by Charleston Trust

Tom is curating a series of talks that seek to address the question of 'What makes a place?' Can the garden, whether it be ancient or modern, tell a story and how is that narrative framed?

Leading gardeners, designers, ecologists, campaigners and writers will explore this fascinating territory over two days at Charleston. There will also be a plant stall, cream teas and free demonstrations by local craftspeople on skills as diverse as hedge-laying, bee-keeping and green timber.

For further details of the event & how to book tickets please follow the link to Charleston's website.

FRIDAY 28

12pm
Wild Lands with Charlie Burrell
Charlie Burrell on the ambitious rewilding project at Knepp Castle.

2pm
Landscape and Emotion with Kim Wilkie
Landscape architect Kim Wilkie on how landscape can trigger emotion

4pm
Faded Glories with Rachel Warne
Acclaimed garden photographer Rachel Warne on forgotten historical gardens and the beauty of decay.

6pm
The Culture of Gardening with Tom Stuart-Smith
Renowned Landscape gardener Tom Stuart-Smith on gardening tradition and practice around the world.

SATURDAY 29

12pm
Gravetye Manor, The Development of an Historic Garden with Tom Coward
Tom Coward, Head Gardener, on the sumptuous gardens at Gravetye Manor

2pm
The Magic Of Dixter with Fergus Garrett
Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Greater Dixter, on gardening and the creation of magic

4pm
Hidden Nature with Alys Fowler
Horticulturalist and journalist Alys Fowler’s observations on life and urban nature.

6pm
The Garden at Charleston with Peter Owen-Jones, Dr Darren Clarke, and Mark Divall, chaired by Tom Stuart-Smith
A panel discussion about the many factors that have shaped the Garden at Charleston over time.

7.30pm
Festival of the Garden: Poetry in the Walled Garden
An evening of poetry in the Walled Garden at Charleston, among the cosmos, roses and lilies, with Andrew Wincott and Emerald O'Hanrahan.

12.05.17 London Rooftop Gardens

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Photo by Liane Ryan Photography

Construction has recently completed on this rooftop terrace designed by TSS Ltd. Timber and zinc planters accommodate significant tree planting which includes Olive, Box and Pine complemented by an herbaceous understory selected to withstand the exposed rooftop conditions.

Lovely place to enjoy the view of the City.

27.05.16 Garden Museum Classroom

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Drawing by Forbes Massie

TSS Ltd has become the first sponsor of the new Garden Museum Classroom. The classroom will be a unique facility in central London: a state of the art learning space equipped for scientific study.

The Garden Museum is currently undergoing a £7.5 million redevelopment project which will restore the ancient structure of St Mary-at-Lambeth Church and include two new learning spaces, one of these is the classroom. The museum will re-open in spring 2017 with the Garden Museum Classroom that will allow thousands of children each year to learn about the beauty, intrigue and value of plants.

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