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Joanne Alderson Phillips – Award Winning Garden and Landscape Designer

I founded Joanne Alderson Design ltd after graduating with BA hons as a textile designer  from Loughborough College of Art. Great times & great fun working with big names in the industry for 10 years, I learnt a lot about style, colour, space, proportion & most importantly – how to take & fulfil a brief.

As a keen gardener too I just couldn’t resist the great outdoors so later retrained in horticulture & garden design at Warwickshire College. It was truly hard work but absolutely one of the best things I ever did. I love my job & am exceedingly privileged to have it. I literally spend my life making people happy.

I’m an award winning Chelsea garden designer too I’m delighted to say as I won both a silver medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show together with the BBC peoples choice award for my graduation show garden. I now produce stylish & individual gardens & landscapes for discerning clients around Oxfordshire, Berkshire, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire & Buckinghamshire . I lived in Henley on Thames for a few years & still have a lot of work in that area but travel too as my clients kindly refer me to their friends in sometimes far flung places.

All garden and landscape designs are bespoke to suit my clients, their brief & their plot. I create contemporary, architectural, traditional, formal & quirky garden designs.  They always have my ‘handwriting’ so are unfussy, uncluttered & understated. They are however very much my clients’ gardens – not mine – that’s really important to know & understand.

I work with excellent craftsmen & plant suppliers to build my gardens which are fully project managed for a stress free client. The teams I work with have worked with me for many years now so we have an understanding & respect for one another’s skills & really enjoy working together too. Clients like this & recommend us as a team. That said, I am happy to produce a design for you for your own contractor to work from. My drawings & comprehensive notes are sufficient for a skilled landscape contractor to follow without me.

Clients are so happy with their gardens that several I’ve designed are now open to the public via the NGS open gardens scheme…Pye Hill House is new this year (2024) so if you’re around in June then go & have a look. It’s a beautiful garden of several acres & Rachael will be providing cake! Here’s the link

I look forward to hearing from you

Jo - my name written by Jo Alderson Phillips

Jo Alderson Phillips BA Hons Dip Hort