Tom Houlihane Courses

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Tom claims no particular ability in garden design, although he does know good design when he sees it. When he first met Rosemary he was designing management systems for large and very complex international companies. In this role his ability to "see the wood for the trees" was crucial. Using this skill, Tom has broken down Rosemary's gardening knowledge and design techniques into a series of easily understood topics, which make up our garden design course. For each topic, he has further separated the essential principles, which are discussed during the course, from the detailed information which is only required at the point of garden design. This detail is presented in the carefully structured and easy to use notes for the topic, and does not require to be memorised during the course. Read more »

Rosemary Houlihane – Courses

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Despite having no formal training in gardening, Rosemary has continued to create beautiful gardens for our clients. Her abilities are the result of a considerable flair for visual design and a very comprehensive knowledge of decorative planting. Whilst her signature style is the classic English garden, in its various manifestations, she is equally adept at contemporary styles. Now sharing the expertise she has acquired over the years in Aroto Design's "Design Your Own Garden" courses, all of the design techniques and plant knowledge contained in the course are entirely Rosemary's. Read more »

Tom Houlihane Garden Design

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When it comes to garden design, Tom's role is limited to acting as a sounding board for Rosemary's design ideas. He does, however, provide technical advice in respect of the hard landscaping (outdoor building) aspects of the design. He also specifies the technical standards to which such features are constructed. Read more »

Tom Houlihane Home

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Tom is the General Manager of Aroto Design Limited. Whether we are building/planting your new garden, maintaining your existing garden or welcoming you to one of our “Design Your Own Garden” courses, he will strive to ensure that everything is delivered to your satisfaction. Read more »

Rosemary Houlihane – Home

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Rosemary Houlihane is responsible for all aspects of garden design. Whether designing your new garden or imparting her extensive knowledge to you in the "Design Your Own Garden" course, you will benefit from her undoubted flair and understanding of plants in achieving your ambitions. Read more »