Lilly Gomm is a landscape architect and garden designer providing high quality design services for residential and commercial gardens to show gardens with an emphasis on seasonality and plantsmanship.

Having studied Architecture at the University of Brighton prior to moving into horticulture, Lilly has a keen interest in materiality and holistic design that she brings through her work. Before moving into garden design and landscape architecture, Lilly worked as gardener for many years while studying horticulture at Capel Manor to amplify her plant knowledge. This time has built a practical understanding of the maintenance and management of green spaces to take forward into future design.

Lilly began creating show gardens as a way of expressing ideas in a short period of time; this has led to gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court and Tatton Park. Designing show gardens that emphasise the importance of outdoor spaces and our responsibility to create and maintain biodiversity within our gardens alongside a providing a beautiful space to relax has been a focus for Lilly. Loving gardening from a young age, she continues to seek out new plants, take inspiration from natural and built environments and build strong connections within the horticultural industry.

As a landscape architect, Lilly works on a diverse range of project types and scales creating concept masterplans to detailed design packages both in the UK and abroad. Her work within the Arup landscape team strives towards to making unique, people and nature centred places for both current and future generations; creating thoughtful, sustainable spaces that align to our changing environment, tackling climate resilience, biodiversity net gain and community and culturally aligned outcomes.

 

With a background in horticulture, Lilly has a particular interest in public realm planting, believing the much-loved culture and passion for gardening we contain within our private gardens can be brought out into the streets to enliven our cities.

Photographs by Lilly Gomm and Rose Duffy Photography