24.08.17 Art Out Loud

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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