Jo Thompson’s Gold Winning Chelsea Garden Donated to Veteran’s Apartments

Jo Thompson’s Gold Winning Chelsea Garden Donated to Veteran’s Apartments

The Chelsea Barracks Garden, designed by Jo Thompson for the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show, was unveiled as part of the official opening of the first phase of the Royal British Legion Industries’ Centenary Village. Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon, led proceedings at the new village in Aylesford, Kent, to mark the completion […]

Jo Thompson wins the People’s Choice Award at 2017 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Jo Thompson wins the People’s Choice Award at 2017 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Embracing the majestic setting of Chatsworth House, Jo’s garden maximises the beautiful views and natural curves of the landscape and provides a spectacular contemporary viewpoint from which to enjoy ‘Capability’ Brown’s historic vistas. Sited on the banks of the River Derwent, the scale of the garden reflects the grandeur of its setting combining contemporary industrial […]

25 days to go until the RHS Show

25 days to go until the RHS Show

It’s 25th April, and there are 25 days to go until the show opens on site. But…… there are only 4 days until we get there. Last week is a bit of a blur: visits to nursery and roof tiling  and filming fitted in alongside visits to clients, new border plantings,  and checks on the progress […]

47 days to go

47 days to go

It all suddenly went a bit quiet, didn’t it? April arrived and it seems everyone would like their garden designed, which of course I’m very happy about. My own new garden with its Throwback Rockery is starting to look a little bit greener and Spring-like, with Tulip turkestanica looking magnificent in its delicacy as it […]

55 days to go

55 days to go

My recent  Cornish stay, and my appropriately-named lodgings, the River Retreat, reminded me that we in the UK have a rich cultural heritage of writers and gardens, writers inspired by the immediate landscape.  This heritage really was a source of inspiration for me when I was designing the M&G garden. I’ve always loved visiting these places: at […]