Ph.D. in Garden History (thesis: Innovation and the Evolution of the British Garden, 1919-39).
Author & Photographer
Paradise Gardens (2015), Heritage Fruits & Vegetables (2012), The Head Gardeners (2007), Fra Vildnis til Paradis (2007), The Seven Deadly Sins of Gardening (2006), Cottage Gardens (2004), Courtyard Gardens (2000), Empire of Plants (2000), The Plant Hunters (1998).
Major contributor to: The Gardener's Garden (Consultant Editor), The Contemporary Garden (2009), The English Garden (2008), 1001 Gardens to Visit Before you Die (2007), The Garden Book (2000).
Author of the horticultural content for the Educational Television Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated How to be a Gardener website (BBC, 2001).
Author of over 100 articles published in diverse British and Danish periodicals and 500 newspaper articles in Britain and Denmark.
Many articles and his book Fra Vildnis are illustrated with Toby’s photographs
On Camera & Radio
Presenter on The Great Garden Guide (HTV), Lost Gardens (C4) and garden designer on Better Gardens (ITV).
Devised and Presented the DVD Your First Garden and video content for the new Sneeboer website.
Conceived and major contributor to Radio 4’s The British Garden.
Horticultural Consultant for the award-winning BBC landmark series, How to be a Gardener
Consultant Garden Historian to the award-winning televisions series Royal Gardens (BBC) and The 20th Century Garden (C4.)
Consultant Garden Historian at the Lost Grdens of Heligan. Researched garden history, developed restoration policy and replanting plans.