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Book onto our Open Evening on Thursday 8th February 2018 to find out more about our courses
Caroline Tatham is a passionate educator. She is founder and Principal of The Cotswold Gardening School set in the grounds of her historic Gloucestershire home, Gossington Hall, where she maintains a magnificent 9 acre garden.
An engaging and quick-
Caroline graduated with a first class degree in textile design from Brighton University and with a master’s degree in fashion knitwear from The Royal College of Art, she has previously taught at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art in London.
Following a successful corporate career at Marks & Spencer and The Disney Company in the fashion retail sector, she retrained at the highly regarded English Gardening School in London, graduated as top student and was nominated for a Society of Garden Designers Student Award.
Caroline has also lectured and externally assessed student work at The English Gardening School and is a frequent contributor to the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) student and colleges committee, which is working towards setting consistent professional standards across the garden design education sector.
With awards for a collaboration at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and for Best Feature Garden at both the RHS Malvern Spring Festival and the RHS Autumn Show, Caroline’s expertise and fun, can-
Caroline is a garden writer and published author -
Increasingly in demand as an expert public speaker, Caroline has mentored aspiring garden designers at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival and early in 2016 she designed and starred on the celebrity stage at The Highgrove Garden Festival for HRH The Prince of Wales. She now continues to provide training for the gardeners from The Royal Gardens at Highgrove.
Having worked for many years in the fashion industry Caroline excels at identifying and developing emerging trends and together with garden designer Kate Durr, has now turned this expertise to the horticultural industry, deftly spotting key trends in plants, colours and garden details for major industry wholesalers, retailers and for a wider audience, keen to garden with style.