Returning for his fourth year at Chelsea, and sponsored by Homebase, Hoblyn will create a garden inspired by his childhood memories of Cornwall. The garden will reference Bodmin Moor, the coastal regions of Cornwall and the Cornish gardens at Trebah and Tresco.
Drawing inspiration from the majestic Cheesewrings on Bodmin Moor and the rock pools and beach streams of the Cornish coast, the garden, which will incorporate a sculptural granite plunge pool and a striking circular pavilion set amongst naturalistic planting, has been designed to be an oasis of calm and a place for reflection.
Hoblyn said: "I have a strong affinity to Cornwall as my family have farmed there for many generations. I love its wild, somewhat random landscape. It is where, on trips to the sub-tropical gardens at Trebah, my youthful imagination was captured by tales of intrepid plant hunters returning with plants from the Orient"
Jonathon Kemp, trading director, garden and seasonal said: "Homebase is delighted to be partnering with Thomas Hoblyn on our show garden at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. We have collaborated successfully over a number of years and our partnership effectively combines Tom’s exceptional garden design talent with the Homebase expertise in horticulture. We plan to use the opportunity of a Show Garden at this prestigious show to inspire gardeners all over the country to have a go and re-create a bit of the Chelsea ‘magic’"
The planting style will reflect the more informal expanses of Cornish gardens. Expect to see tall Pinus sylvestris poking through boulder-like rhododendrons and grasses and perennials in a blue, pink and white colour scheme that will gently harmonise with the silver granite landscaping. Howard Nurseries in Norfolk is one of the plant suppliers.