THE STORY

On August 1st in 2020, I launched Prospect Collection from the appropriately named Tom’s Yard and never looked back. Of course, I didn’t realise quite how hard it would be to set up a brick-and-mortar retail business in the midst of a Global Pandemic… however, with good stock at competitive market rates, backed up by a range of contacts in the trade, I’ve managed to send my pieces around the UK with some even ending up overseas.

The main arm of the business is importing exceptionally high-quality hand-thrown terracotta from Crete, the largest island south of Greece. These decorative pots and planters, renowned for their quality and colour, come in a variety of beautiful designs & sizes. Even better, due to the extreme nature of the firing process, each piece is very frost-hardy and able to withstand our harsh Winters.

Alongside my Cretan terracotta, I deal in a range of garden antiques and work with a number of award-winning growers & nurseries selling Olive Trees, Citrus Trees, Herbs and occasional Topiary.

Business is a mixture of supplying home owners, businesses, garden designers and antique dealers, so whoever you are – do not hesitate to get in touch.

My previous experience is working with Europe's leading retailer of Decorative Antiques and Garden Ornaments, running their main showroom. It was here I developed my knowledge and eye as I supplied and assisted Private Clients, Interior Designers and Dealers from around the globe in their hunt for beautiful and authentic pieces.

 

Whilst I already had a passion for history and the outdoors, it was here that I discovered a love for unique objects and knew that it was only time until I started my own business. The light bulb moment hit me when one day I was out for a hike up the Malvern Hills and realised, there’s never going to be a better time - so why not now!

Since launching the business I have been very fortunate to furnish some very exciting projects,  the sort I thought would take years to get involved with! I have supplied a number of prestigious hotels around the surrounding area and the South West, local estates, spectacular Period properties, production sets for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 with many happy private Clients in-between.

I love what I do and being a one-man business means that you only ever deal with me. The Yard isn't open to the public every day of the week. In the 'Peak Season' (March through to September) I am flying around like a mad man delivering, making site visits and collecting new stock.

 

I only live a few minute away from the Yard and due to my schedule I often encourage clients to get in touch before making a visit so I can ensure I am around for when they wish to view. Client appointments are my top priority, so when possible I will always attempt to schedule my days around you.

I have some very exciting plans for the 2022 Season, and I cannot wait for the journey ahead. I'm now using the colder months as an opportunity to study for my garden design course through the British Academy of Garden Design.

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Get in touch if you are looking for a specific piece you may have seen in a magazine or garden. Sourcing is one of the best challenges of the job.

 

Through experience in the Trade, I have a network of reliable couriers who can delivery to anywhere in the UK (including the islands).

I hope to see you soon - Thomas Pearson