Tom Gadsby, Principal
Tom brings many years of experience to the task of creating gardens that delight their owners. He achieved a Diploma with Distinction from the Inchbald School of Garden Design and is an associate member of the Society of Garden Designers. Formerly an officer in the Gurkhas and then an equity analyst in the City, he started designing in his own garden which has now been opened annually as part of the National Garden Scheme’s Yellow Book for 14 years. He has worked on garden designs in London and the South East but is happy to travel further afield, and recently advised a client on creating an 11-acre garden in Illinois, USA. Tom brings a love of plants and a deep understanding of the principles of gardening ensuring that all gardens he designs stand the test of time while making practicality attractive. He focuses on form and structure softened with naturalistic planting with the ultimate aim of creating a garden that complements the house and sits comfortably within the surrounding countryside.
Allie Chadwick-Kelley, Creative Director
Allie has worked in the luxury lifestyle space for the past 15 years, primarily for five star hotels and residences worldwide helping her clients to define their vision through beautifully designed indoor and outdoor spaces. She curated the gold medal winning Belmond Enchanted Garden at RHS Chatsworth 2017, working with a designer to bring her creative vision to life on behalf of Belmond. The garden won the 'People's Choice' award and was replanted in an inner city area in London Bridge where it won a second gold medal for 'London in Bloom' a year later. Allie curated 'The Famous Five Garden with GWR' at BBC Country File Live 2018 at Blenheim Palace, where the garden was enjoyed by 110,000 visitors and was ranked as a favourite amongst BBC presenters. Having both graduated from the Inchbald School of Design in 2019, Allie and Tom have worked together on numerous projects over the years and bring complementary technical and creative skills for the benefit of clients. In particular, Allie brings her deep understanding of 'spirit of place' together with her ability to build a narrative through design.