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The Financial Times, 2018

Little black book: Jo Thompson, garden designer

‘Meet the Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist who says gardening is not just about plants.

In a new series of profiles, Residential introduces you to the property names you need to know — from dazzling designers to the greenest-fingered gardeners.

Jo Thompson, 49, is a landscape garden designer based in East Sussex, a county in south-east England. She grew up in Rome, where she acquired more of a love for architecture than flowers. After a stint as a drama teacher, she set up Jo Thompson Landscape and Garden Design in 2006.

She has since won three gold and five silver gilt medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, she chairs the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Summer Gardens selection panel and is listed by House & Garden magazine as one of the country’s top ten garden designers.

Her portfolio ranges from a sculpture garden in Sussex and work at RHS Rosemoor to a number of central London rooftops. ‘ (Hancock, 2018)

Read the full article in The Financial Times