Thomas Hobbs is an internationally acclaimed impresario of garden and floral design. He was “born obsessed with plants” and had his first greenhouse at age six. He owns and operates Southlands Nursery in Vancouver, Canada, and his private garden has been featured in numerous gardening magazines including ‘Horticulture’, ‘House Beautiful’, ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ and ‘Garden Design’. He has his own weekly TV gardening show, and has appeared in ‘Martha Stewart Living’. He lectures on garden design across Noth America. He is also the author of ‘Shocking Beauty’, the bestselling celebration of dramatic garden design and most recently the critically aclaimed ‘The Jewel Box Garden’.