Gardening Scotland 2019
Angel Horticulture Ltd received extensive coverage of its show garden which it completed with the assistance of Greenspace Landscapes Ltd, and in collaboration with Support in Mind Scotland. The garden recieved a Silver Gilt award and Best New Show Garden.
Garden Designer: Tom Angel | Landscape Construction: Greenspace Landscapes Ltd
"Support in Mind Scotland were delighted to be contacted by Tom Angel regarding collaborating on a show garden he was planning for Gardening Scotland this year, even more so when it became apparent this was a subject he was genuinely passionate about, not just paying lip-service to. The plan for the garden looked great but we were blown away when we saw how it turned out, incorporating several clever little touches relating to the subject of mental health recovery. His creative drive, teamed with the excellent practical skills of Ruairidh from Greenspace Landscapes, ended up developing a quite breathtaking show garden, which fully deserved its Silver Gilt and Best New Show Garden awards at this year’s Gardening Scotland event. Overall, Support in Mind’s experience with Tom Angel was overwhelmingly positive from start to finish, you’d struggle to meet a nicer guy, and we count ourselves very lucky to have been a small part of this excellent vision."
I Mitchell, Support In Mind Scotland
Tom has written extensively for publications including West End Life (Glasgow), The Badenoch & Strathspey Herald and Spotlight. Articles are written to be accessible, interesting and friendly, covering everything from garden design to garden maintenance.
"Tom Angel contributed a column called The Mountain Gardener in the Strathspey & Badenoch Herald from August 2017 to May 2019. Tom was always reliable in terms of meeting deadlines and writing to word counts. He ensured that his content was relevant to the prevailing conditions for gardening in the Cairngorms region and the contributed pieces were always well-thought out and well presented."
G Musgrove, The Badenoch & Strathspey Herald
Talks & Presentations
Tom has given well-received talks and presentations at gardening clubs, and also at the UK's leading horticultural careers event 'Grow Careers' at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. Tom continues to be directly involved in the organisation of this important event. Talks cover everything from garden design and show gardens to invasive weed management and wildlife gardening.
"Tom Angel’s talk, with its mix of past history, present advice and future plans was much enjoyed by Tomatin and Moy Gardening Club members. They found his tips for making gardening easier while improving their gardens’ looks were excellent and gave them much food for thought."
Carol James, Chairman (Tomatin & Moy Gardening Club)