Well, I’m delighted to let you know that I’ll also be following Jo’s journey to Chelsea this year, starting with a blog post next month telling you all about her design.
In the meantime, here’s some background information about Jo…
Could you tell us what prompted you to become a garden designer?
Since childhood, I’ve been interested in architecture and the structure of landscapes.
I used to force my parents to take me around gardens and estates in the UK and overseas. Villa d’Este was a firm fave at the age of twelve!
I love the idea of working with spaces to create something lovely.
When did you start your business and where are you based?
I started six years ago in an office on the High Street in Cranbrook in Kent. And I’m still now based in Kent.
What kind of garden design services do you offer?
I offer a landcape and garden design consultancy for small town gardens through to large estates.
Clients can choose whether to have a consultation, full design project or a simple concept.
Where do you get inspiration for your designs?
I get inspiration from the client, their tastes (e.g. furniture & furnishings), their house and the surrounding landscape.
How would you describe your style?
Strong lines, softened by abundant planting and I use all the space, not just the horizontal plane.
Many thanks to Jo for all her help in compiling today’s blog post. Look out next month for details about her Chelsea show garden.
(Images : Jo Thompson)