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Tom Massey


I graduated from the London College of Garden Design in July 2015 with distinction and the ’External Judge’s Prize’: an award given by RHS Gold Medal winning designer Jo Thompson who praised my work for its scope, ambition and individual style.


Although a relative newcomer to the industry, Tom Massey’s work has won him multiple industry awards and widespread recognition.

In 2015, Pro Landscaper magazine named Tom as one of the inaugural ’30 Under 30’; thirty people under thirty years of age who show outstanding potential within the landscape industry. In January 2016 Tom won both the residential and commercial design categories of the ‘Society of Garden Designers – Student Awards’.

In July 2016 Tom was awarded an RHS Gold Medal and ‘Best Conceptual Garden’ for his first show garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – The UNHCR ‘Border Control’ Garden was designed in collaboration with John Ward, for the UN Refugee Agency. Tom returned to RHS Hampton Court in 2017 with a garden for the charity Perennial, which focused on the powerful affect plants can have on mood and well-being.

Tom designed a large show garden that appeared on Main Avenue at the world renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2018. The garden was designed to improve the lives of a community of refugees living in Domiz Camp in Northern Iraq. Tom was also invited to design a garden for the 2018 Singapore Garden Festival set in the awe-inspiring Gardens by the Bay. The garden ‘Precious Land’ received a gold medal and an additional prize for best lighting design.

As well as running his design practice, Tom has given talks on garden design and related subjects and is a regular tutor at the London College of Garden Design, based at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.

Tom Massey – UNHCR ‘Border Control’ Garden