‘Bespoke garden design that enhances a better use and atmosphere of your outdoor space’.

Tuinen van Thomas is a Groningen based garden design and landscape design practice set up by Caroline in 2007.  Caroline is a professional and qualified garden designer with a back...read more

Publicaties

Tuinen van Thomas in de media!

Wat in augustus 2018 begon als een schitterend avontuur met de inzending van een genomineerd ontwerp voor het Internationale tuinenfestival op Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire eindigde in december met een mooie reeks publicaties in de Nederlandse én...

Opening International Gardenfestival!

The opening of the 28th edition of the International Gardenfestival at Chaumont-sur-Loire,  what an amazing experience! Madame Chantal Colleu-Dumond held a wonderful speech about all of the paradisegardens at the courtyard of the chateau followed by kind words by some members of this year's jury...

unravel sence of place - drawing maps - establishing links - making planting combinations

My roots are in Haren, Groningen. I grew up at the edge of the village on the slopes of the Hondsrug, a natural ‘bump’ in the furthermore flat landscape of the Northern Netherlands. An area with beautiful houses and green gardens with a rich history set in surrounding meadows and farmland in a hi...read more

tuinontwerper garden-designer Caroline Thomas Groningen
artist / garden and landscape designer

Mind for Mediterranean

De opdrachtgevers van deze oude vrijstaande woning met nieuwe aanbouw houden van reizen. Om de zuidelijke sferen dichter bij huis te houden is de border aan het terras ingevuld met een 'warme' beplanting.De vijg, die voorheen in een pot stond, heeft hierin een fijne plek gekregen. Droogte- en...

Scent to Paradise! - a perfumer’s heaven -

 

Internationaal Tuinen Festival Chaumont sur Loire 2019 - Tuinen van het Paradijs -

 

De festivaltuin is een visuele interpretatie van de Duitse bestseller ‘Het Parfum. De geschiedenis van een moordenaar’ (1985) van Patrick Süskind.

De hoofdpersoon,...

Garden Consultations

Do you wish to change your garden, but you don't know where to start? Would you like expert advice on the spatial layout and possibilities for fresh and new plantings? Our personalized garden...

Garden design

In my garden designs I aim for an original translation of the clients wishes. This results in a proposal with a clear spacial character, a balanced yet playful design set in a lushious green and...

Maintenance

A garden is a living and constantly changing natural environment. A carefully landscaped garden deserves to be regularly maintained in a professional manner. Many problems in the garden are caused...

Finding sence of place.

We meet on site to view the garden and to get a sense of the client’s needs and wishes. Following this I produce a written design brief.

A topographical survey of the site is carried out including house, boundaries, existing features, trees, levels and all measurements required for the design. I undertake my own site analysis to accompany the survey, noting factors that will influence the design.

I present concept ideas for the design. This includes hand drawn sketches and aerial plans which act as a basis for discussion.

Detailed design and planting plan

After further developement I prepare a detailed design from which a contractor can construct the garden. 

A detailed planting plan is drawn up and , if required, accompanied by image references and a maintenance plan.

High standards

The plans are put to tender to recommended contractors. If required I guide the client in choosing the right contractors for each project, inspecting work and ensuring that the garden is built to the highest standards.

Contact me for further information

Caroline charges a professional fee per hour depending upon location. Fees are based on her time which is quoted and agreed before each stage of work.

Please feel free to contact me if you require further information or would like to talk to me about a design project.

To find out more on what interests and inspires me, or how a latest project is developing, follow me on social media (Instagram & Facebook)

Werkwijze

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Consultation

Finding sence of place.

We meet on site to view the garden and to get a sense of the client’s needs and wishes. Following this I produce a written design brief.

A topographical survey of the site is carried out including house, boundaries, existing features, trees, levels and all measurements required for the des...read more

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Design

Detailed design and planting plan

After further developement I prepare a detailed design from which a contractor can construct the garden. 

A detailed planting plan is drawn up and , if required, accompanied by image references and a maintenance plan.

...read more
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Tender & construction

High standards

The plans are put to tender to recommended contractors. If required I guide the client in choosing the right contractors for each project, inspecting work and ensuring that the garden is built to the highest standards.

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Fee

Contact me for further information

Caroline charges a professional fee per hour depending upon location. Fees are based on her time which is quoted and agreed before each stage of work.

Please feel free to contact me if you require further information or would like to talk to me about a design project.

To find out mo...read more

Inspiration images.

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