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My name is Thomas Stone and I have been a professional Gardener since 1989. My love of plants and gardens started much before. Since a toddler, I wanted to help my dad, who was working at the Vache in Amersham and that love grew more when we moved to Mottisfont Abbey Gardens, when I was 4yrs old. From that moment onwards I had my own garden at home where I grew a small amount of vegetables and flowering plants, indeed one of my fondest memories from that time was presenting Geoffrey Smith (who was filming part of his excellent rose programme at Mottisfont) with a punnet of raspberries and got a mention in his weekly column the following week. Time flew by and I soon became a trainee gardener at Mottisfont before working at Sir Harold Hiller Gardens, back at Mottisfont, Head Gardener in West Sussex and Hampshire before running my own company. I am now working as a full time Head Gardener on a country estate in Hampshire. I still offer consultancy, pruning, topiary and planting design. I give talks and onsite training on various subjects to a wide range of both gardening, non gardening groups and organisations around the country, my next 3 talks and public open training events can be found on my diary section. I also write for various websites including http://www.allandscapers.org, and magazines. Occasionally I am lucky enough to appear on the radio or TV on various programmes. I have also have been accepted as a full member to the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Member of The Professional Garden Consultant Association, The professional Gardeners Guild, The Gardeners Guild, associate of the School of Garden Managerment and a probationary member of the Garden Media Guild. Still after this time in horticulture, I am still learning so much about plants, gardens and materials.
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