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Blom County

British landscape designer Jinny Blom cultivates gardens that look like they’ve always been there.

Vicky Lowry

A successful gardener needs more than a facility with Latin binomials to tame and cultivate a plot of land. As one of the most sought after talents in her field, London based landscape designer Jinny Blom brings an especially diverse set of skills to her job.

Being English is, of course, a leg up— all that childhood time spent romping in country meadows. “When you’re a kid, you’re not thinking, This is an amazing garden,” explains Blom, the daughter of an agricultural engineer and a linguist. “You’re just in that environment and understanding it.” College theater courses taught her how to craft inviting settings, but Blom is also a trained psychologist, thanks to an earlier career path that took up a dozen or so years. That experience has helped make her adept at not only interpreting the desires of her clients but also unearthing the underlying personality of a property to bring order and a sense of calm.

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