Drawing inspiration from a wide range sources: the landscape, architecture, art and design, I produce innovative and arresting design solutions for private and commercial landscapes and gardens.
Working with the individual character of your site, be it small urban garden, or expansive rural landscape, I can help you achieve your aspirations for your outside space.
Based in Richmond Upon Thames, I work across the UK and further afield if requested. Please get in contact if you would like to discuss any landscape or garden design project.
I have always had a love of the great outdoors, with my childhood spent exploring Richmond Park, Kew Gardens and rural Cornwall. At sixteen, after six enjoyable months working with a landscaper, the seed of garden design as a future profession was sown in the back of my mind.
A fascination with film and a passion for drawing persuaded me to train as an animator. I graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2009 with a BA Honours degree in Animation Production.
In 2014, after adventures in animation, event production and the renovation, design and subsequent management of a creative co-working space and cafe, I decided to fulfil my long-term ambition and retrain as garden designer. I graduated from the London College of Garden Design in July 2015 with distinction and the much coveted '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.
Since graduating, Pro Landscaper magazine have named me as one of their ’30 Under 30’: thirty people under thirty years of age who show outstanding potential to succeed in the Landscape Industry. In January 2016 I won both the residential and commercial category of the 'Society of Garden Designers - Student Awards'. I currently run my own practice ‘Tom Massey – Landscape & Garden Design’ from a base in Richmond Upon Thames.