In 1996 she hosted a television series for House and Garden Television in the USA. Her publications include; Colour in Your Garden, Plants in Garden History, Penelope Hobhouse on Gardening, Penelope Hobhouse’s Garden Designs, and Penelope Hobhouse’s Natural Planting.
She has designed gardens in England, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. They include a garden for Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at Walmer Castle in Kent, ‘The Country Garden’ for the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley, a renaissance-style garden in Italy and a garden for the fashion designer, Jil Sander, in Germany.
She is an associate editor of Gardens Illustrated magazine.
In 1993 Penelope Hobhouse received an Award of Excellence for her book, Gardening Through the Ages from the Garden Writers Association of America.
In December 1996 she received the Royal Horticultural Society Victoria Medal of Honour, the highest award given by the RHS to British Horticulturists.
In November 1999 she received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Guild of Garden Writers.
Hobhouse's Choice for Any Passionate Gardener, It's Hard to Give Up Your Home after Years Spent Nurturing Its Surroundings. but for the Garden Designer Penelope Hobhouse, There Was Even More at Stake, Says Anna Pavord
Apr 05, 2008; Leaving a garden is more difficult than leaving a house. At least, for a gardener it is. If you want, you can recreate an...