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“Much sought after for her romantic and exquisitely planted natural gardens” 
House & Garden

“Jo Thompson’s blend of romantic English planting with a strong sense of respect for biodiversity must be the magic formula.”
Country & Town House

“Expert plantswoman Jo Thompson runs a leading architectural-garden design studio, known for creating gardens that are sensitive to their location and history, as well as intelligently planted”
Country Life

Jo Thompson Landscape & Garden Design. Creative Studios in London & East Sussex.​

Jo Thompson has established a worldwide reputation as a trusted and sensitive garden designer and creative partner to private and commercial clients.

From her London and East Sussex studios, Jo and her team collaborate with clients not only locally in London, Sussex, Surrey and Kent but far beyond, from Italy to New York.

Projects range from the smallest of rooftop terraces and tiny green spaces to family gardens large and small, to country estates and heritage landscapes, public parks, restaurant gardens and landscapes, as well as gold medal-winning show gardens.

Whether it’s a small and simple planting design to refresh your outdoor space, or a fuller garden design service, we’d be delighted to visit you to discuss all the possibilities for your garden.  Contact Jo

Biodiverse Landscapes, Beautiful Sustainable Gardens & Planting with a Soft Touch

Jo uses her understanding of place to ensure that the landscapes demonstrate a true sensitivity to the garden’s location and history.

We aim to create the most beautiful outside spaces, with an intelligent approach, and with biodiversity and sustainability as our watchwords as we consider every detail necessary to create landscapes appropriate to their setting, deserving to exist and looking completely in place. Whatever the scale and scope of the project, our intention is create a landscape that will stand the rest of time, with every garden as unique as its setting.

This is just one of the reasons why we have been engaged to restore, advise on and gently intervene into landscapes and gardens originally designed by, amongst others, Humphry Repton, Vita Sackville-West, Percy Cane and Nathaniel Lloyd. A consideration of who and what has gone before, and who and what is yet to come, is at the heart of every design. 

Similarly, working with sensitive rural developments within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty we work with planning consultants and researchers to ensure the feasibility and integrity of the project. 

A commitment to biodiversity, exquisite and appropriate planting, habitat conservation, the cultivation of plants, microclimates and an intelligent understanding of space, are all integral to the most appropriate design for a garden or landscape. In our view, no project and thus no garden, is ever the same.

Jo and our team of landscape architects, garden designers, horticultural consultants, ecologists, alongside architects, historians, artisans and craftsmen, collaborate to ensure the creation of unique and memorable spaces.

Planting is soft, relaxed in manner and painterly in style, allowing houses to settle into their space whilst Nature in turn settles in all around. From wildflower meadows to herbaceous borders planted with roses and perennials, to coastal garden grasses and wind-resistant rooftop trees,  the picture changes with the seasons. 

We provide a complete landscape design service, and we take a real pleasure in every stage of the process. From the initial consultation, concept and master-planning through planning and tender, to project consultancy and construction, we guide the client through all the steps necessary to implement the design and to bring into reality the vision of the space.

When required, we are able to provide ongoing advice from our horticultural consultants upon completion of the project. We enjoy excellent collaborative relationships with existing gardeners and can recommend gardeners for new spaces in order to ensure the success and maintenance of the garden as it develops over time.

Jo Thompson Landscape & Garden Design has professional indemnity insurance cover and adheres to the Code of Conduct of the Landscape Institute, the Royal Chartered body for UK Landscape Architects.

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