Thomas Clarke

Meet the designer of Raines Repurposed Garden at RHS Chelsea 2024

Thomas Clarke

Thomas Clarke

Tom trained at The Inchbald School of Design in Garden Design and went on to form the garden design and landscaping company, Fred Studio. Tom’s 2022 RHS Tatton Park Young Designer garden Paradise Found received a Silver medal. Tom is currently working on Raines Farm Project – designing and building the garden and recreational spaces for a rural retreat for children and their families affected by childhood cancer. A project driven and headed up by the charity Children with Cancer UK – the sponsors of Tom’s debut garden at RHS Chelsea.

See The Raines Repurposed Garden

Tom​ says: “The show is such a prestigious event and it is a professional aspiration to exhibit. The exposure for any aspiring designer is immense and also provides a great platform to highlight the message of my sponsor.”

Tom’s tips to designing a balcony garden:

  • Don’t be afraid of adding larger planters or planting to create scale.
  • Give the space a clear and cohesive scheme.
  • Use soft edges or curves to create space and fluidity in the design.


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