Toms Ponds has been serving customers from northeast Florida to the Tampa Bay area since 1995. We are recognized as an industry leader in the creation of beautiful outdoor environments. Specializing in uniquely designed ponds, waterfalls, fountains, Japanese gardens, Western xeroscapes, European gardens, butterfly gardens and tropical jungles, we cater to those that appreciate the beauty in nature. Toms Ponds can transform your yard into an oasis that will increase the value of your home, expand your living space, and renew your spirit!

Toms Ponds currently serves the Greater Tampa Bay area. Upon demand, Toms Ponds will construct unique artistic creations throughout the State of Florida, the Southeast, across America, and even to the far reaches of the world! Contact us with your request and we will travel to wherever you are living or working.

TOMS PONDS IS DRIVEN BY QUALITY WORKMANSHIP ONLY PERFECTION WILL DO

727-388-3594
Thomas Armstrong

About Us

Thomas F. Armstrong, Landscape Architect, owner of Toms Ponds, is a man that creates works of art that will please each and every client. Since the founding of Toms Ponds in 1995, Thomas has completed over 400 projects throughout the Sunshine State. Among these unique artistic creations are included the Kanki Japanese Steakhouse courtyard gardens, the model homes of Pablo Bay, the stone stairwell of Lake Asbury, the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church meditation garden of Orange Park, the 10,000sqft Alpine Forest garden feature at the 2002 Florida Home and Patio Show which earned the Best of Jacksonville presented by DMG World Media, Amelia Island Asbury Park, the prestigious Cheval Chateau, Cheval Athletic Club, and Tampa Bay’s premier Cheval Golf and Country Club.

During this period of time Thomas has trained two architectural interns. One student graduated from the University of Berlin, Germany, who subsequently took part in the world famous waterworks of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. The other graduated from the University of Florida and went on to become Master Gardener at the Botanical Gardens of British Columbia. Thomas is currently developing a horticultural apprentice and is paving the way to beautify Tampa Bay.

Toms Ponds is a member of the Tampa Bay Business Guild, Florida Justice Transitions, the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Professional Landscape Services Association of Florida, Jacksonville Society, and the Global University Club Network.

TOMS PONDS IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF QUALITY
WORKMANSHIP, INTEGRITY, AND ARTISTIC VISION.

Approach

Toms Ponds finds inspiration in the beauty of nature, its peace, its magnificence, its perfection. We utilize the subtle interplay between shade and light, stone and plants, dense foliage and open spaces, mass plantings and featured specimens, earth and water. Our unique artistic creations meet the needs of clients who are seeking tranquility in their yards, a refuge from the hectic pace of modern life.

Every project is different, designed for the specific needs of the client. First we meet with you to talk about your needs. Then we survey the site, develop a feel for the completed project, and present to you a vision that will enhance the beauty of your home today… and in the years to come. We take into consideration color, shape, size, and texture…virtually every aspect of the design that will fully compliment your personality and that of your home or business.

TOMS PONDS CAN MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

Landscapes

Toms Ponds offers every landscape style known to man. However, we only utilize plants that thrive in your area. We take into consideration sun exposure, the eventual size of a particular plant, soil composition, moisture or the lack thereof, topography… and of course, the personality of the client. Your landscape vision could be a tropical jungle, a formal European garden, a butterfly garden, a memorial garden dedicated to a loved one, or perhaps a railroad garden for your model trains.

TOMS PONDS FEATURES WESTERN XEROSCAPES AND JAPANESE GARDENS.

Western xeroscapes are virtually maintenance free and lend themselves to water conservation once established. Typical designs include: dry river beds; rock formations; Florida native plants, palms, evergreens, cactus, succulents and other drought resistant plants. Colorful pottery, statuary, and accent lights add to the simple beauty of this particular landscape.

At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. Through the careful use of plants, stones, and water, the garden is filled with serene and quiet beauty. Japanese gardens lend themselves to meditation and contemplation.

TOMS PONDS CAN CREATE YOUR SPECIAL LANDSCAPE

Water Features

Water features are at the heart of Toms Ponds unique artistic creations. We create both formal fountains and natural ponds. Both of these styles have their place in landscape architecture.

Fountains have been popular through the ages. Toms Ponds installs traditional tiered fountains, wall fountains, and those that reflect a more modern look. Toms Ponds also creates custom fountains, unique in design, one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect a mood, an architectural style, or the personality of the client. Toms Ponds creates fountains to look as if extracted from the streets of ancient Rome or a Tibetan courtyard. Toms Ponds can also create fountains ala the style of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Ponds, streams, and waterfalls are as natural as the earth itself. With years of experience, Toms Ponds recreates such water systems that reflect the very essence of natural waterworks. Toms Ponds always uses natural stone and coordinates with the color and style of the existing structures. Toms Ponds waterfalls are constructed to be durable, virtually hurricane resistant.

RELAXING SOUNDS OF TOMS PONDS WATER FEATURES HEAL THE SOUL

List of Services

Toms Ponds offers a complete landscape architectural package. The following is a list of what we can do for you. Attached to every service we offer comes years of formal education and practical experience. Toms Ponds only uses natural stone, Florida Grade A plants, #1 lumber, galvanized hardware, and the highest quality products available in order to insure long life to all our unique artistic creations.

- LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS

- PONDS

  • Ornamental
  • Koi
  • Dual pond and stream systems

- WATERFALLS

  • Swimming Pools
  • Cascades
  • Sheer descents

- FOUNTAINS

  • Traditional tiered
  • Greco-Roman
  • Art-Deco
  • Custom design
  • Geysers

- STONEWORK

  • Floors and walls
  • Dry-stack
  • Stairwells
  • Dry river beds
  • Bridges

- FENCING

  • Bamboo
  • Block
  • Wooden

- LANDSCAPES

  • Japanese Gardens
  • New Home Construction and Remodels
  • Model Homes
  • Country Clubs
  • Southwestern Xeroscapes
  • Natural Model Train Gardens
  • Courtyards
  • Arboretums
  • Parks
  • City Scapes
  • Terraces
  • Orchards
  • Hanging Walls
  • Alpine Forests
  • Tropical Jungles
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Formal English Gardens
  • Prayer Gardens, Memorials, and Shrines

- CUSTOM MADE MOSAIC TILE DESIGNS

  • Aztec and Mayan patterns
  • Custom design
  • Modern cut shapes and 3D

- JAPANESE GARDENS

  • Hill and Pond Style
  • The Dry-Landscape Style or Karesansui
  • Tea-Garden Style
  • Stroll Style
  • Courtyard Style

- ACCENT LIGHTING

- CABANAS AND POOL BARS

- PATIOS

- PATHS AND WALKWAYS

- SPANISH STYLE STUCCO

- FRENCH DRAINS

- GARDEN WOODWORK

  • Arbors
  • Bridges
  • Lattice
  • Strombrellas

- RETAINER WALLS

- PRESSURE WASHING

- PUTTING GREENS

- STATUARY

- MAINTENANCE OF WATER FEATURES AND LANDSCAPES

TOMS PONDS IS AT YOUR SERVICE

Testimonials

The following statements are from our customers, our business associates, and the interns we trained over the years throughout the State of Florida. These testimonials bear witness to the integrity of our company.


 

We are quite pleased with the Japanese garden that Toms Ponds constructed in our backyard. It gives us a peaceful retreat from our busy lives. Toms Ponds truly exceeded our expectations!

Ben and Vicky Asbury
Amelia Island, FL

My yard has been transformed from a “mess” to a “masterpiece”. I can now pull into my driveway and be so proud of what I see. Toms Ponds shows up when scheduled, provides high quality work and is highly reliable. I also take advantage of Toms Ponds quarterly maintenance so the creation continues to evolve. I especially love when neighbors and walkers-by express that my yard is the most beautiful in the neighborhood. Tom is truly a landscape artist!

Michelle and Bill Devlin
St. Petersburg, FL

Toms Ponds transformed Grand Bay into a lush and gorgeous landscape. Toms Ponds is a master designer of Japanese gardens. The work done by Toms Ponds is incredible to behold and has made this collection of homes a step above the rest.

Special Sections Staff
The Florida Times Union

Tom, you have vision and then great talent at making the art become reality. You are honest, professional, creative and flexible. Working with you becomes a partnership. Toms Ponds reflects your passion of creating unique artistic creations. You are always on time, you do above and beyond what you say, and work within the budget. Thank you.

Mary Ann Lane
Clearwater, FL

What was once a nondescript lot is now beautiful Asbury Park. Toms Ponds has a magic touch.

Amelia Islander Magazine
Amelia Island Plantation

Toms Ponds created two fountains in the courtyards of my 1890s home that looked as if they were made when the home was originally built. Incredible! I am very pleased!

Orlando Florete, Jr., M.D.
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology & Medicine
University of Florida

Tom, enjoying all the work you have done for us. Awesome!

Jay Tiehaara
St. Petersburg, FL

Toms Ponds transformed a ¼ acre lawn along the St. Johns River into a spectacular garden that rivals baroque splendors in Europe.

Ray Scott, Estate Renovations Designer
Jacksonville, FL

With heartfelt gratitude we thank Toms Ponds for the careful, thoughtful design and labor that made our prayer garden a reality. Your creativity is inspirational to our congregation. God bless you!

W. Hall Hunt, Pastor
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
Orange Park, FL

Thomas, thank you for the fine work you and your employees did in building the stone stairwell at our lakeside home.

James Toro II
Lake Asbury, FL

Toms Ponds has transformed my yard into a showplace. He built two fountains, stone walkways, an arbor, and landscape par excellence!

Vernon Armstrong
Jacksonville, FL

The courtyard gardens created by Toms Ponds in my restaurant remind me of the beautiful gardens in Japan. My customers compliment the work often. Thank you for your landscaping excellence.

Jae Yoon Kim, Proprietor of Kanki Japanese Steakhouse
Jacksonville, FL

My yard is beautiful thanks to the work done by Toms Ponds.

Carl Folkman
Crystal Beach, FL

Tom, the owner of Toms Ponds is a man of integrity and honesty. He is one of my preferred customers.

Eddie McKeithen, owner, McKeithen Grower’s Tree Farm
Myakka City, FL

The business relationship established with Toms Ponds since 1997 has always been professional. We wish that more accounts ran as smoothly.

Kim Gogel, AR Mgr., Stone Plus, Hardscape and Landscape Supplies
Northeast Florida

I thank Mr. Armstrong, Landscape Architect, and owner of Toms Ponds for the opportunity of apprenticeship. He is an artist.

Ralph Kempe, Landscape Architect, University of Berlin alumnus

Thank you, Mr. Armstrong for the beautiful landscape done for our Awards Ceremony. It made the event spectacular.

Gladys Marrero, Vice President
Hispanic Internal Revenue Employees of North Florida

Special thanks goes out to Tom of Toms Ponds for his unique creativity in putting the ideas I had in motion, and help making this landscaping beauty and garden railroad a reality. I’ve called it Burlington Station.

Kathryn Bray
Jacksonville, FL

Toms Ponds does an excellent job of creating soothing and relaxing tropical water features that only in your dreams could be so beautiful. We enjoy the water features he so eloquently created for us!

Frank and Brenda Costa
Palm Harbor, FL

Your unique artistic creations are living proof of the much you have to offer your customers. Thanks for the beautiful work you did for us.

Ann and Kevin Householder
St. Petersburg, FL

I love all the work that you have done for me! Thank you!

May Bogacz
Dunedin, FL

Tom, your talent and vision amazes me. Thanks for all the great work you have done here at the Country Club!

Cheval Golf and Country Club
Lutz, FL

Tom, I love the pond, waterfall and garden that you and your crew have created at my home. I get compliments all the time. Thanks!

Kathleen Dawson
Weeki Wachee, FL

I am very pleased with all the work you did at my home: the ponds, the waterfalls, the landscaping, and the paver walkway…all of it! Thank you!

César Lopez
Tampa, FL

Tom, thanks for the fabulous landscaping you did in my yard. It gets prettier every year. Your work speaks for itself!

Ross Wood
Jacksonville, FL

The Japanese garden that you created for me is so beautiful and peaceful! I really appreciate you and your crew. Thank you very much!

Van Nguyen
Orange Park, FL

The therapeutic gardens that Toms Ponds created for our long-term acute care hospital has complimented our goal to achieve fully integrated healing. Both our patients and staff have benefited from your work.

Specialty Hospital
Jacksonville, FL

Toms Ponds

Pinellas: (727) 388-3594

Hillsborough: (813) 333-1362

Manatee-Sarasota: (941) 538-6529

Email: info@tomsponds.com