Tom Brown

Tom Brown is our Head Gardener at West Dean. Having worked at RHS Wisley Gardens for 10 years, latterly running the plant and vegetable trials, Tom became Head Gardener at nearby Parham House in 2010 and joined us at West Dean in May 2019. He is a regular contributor on BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey, a member of the RHS Herbaceous Committee and a RHS Show Judge.

My approach to teaching is based on an understanding of how a garden works, we will look at practical tips and ideas, helping you avoid those pitfalls and achieving success.

I am inspired by great plants, innovation and creativity in the garden. Using the right plants or techniques, we will equip you to create something special.

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