Joanne Alderson Phillips – Garden and Landscape Designer

I founded Joanne Alderson Design after graduating as a textile designer over 25 years ago 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 & how to take & fulfil a brief.

As a keen gardener too I just couldn’t resist the great outdoors so 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 exceeding privileged to have it. I literally spend my life making people happy.

I’m a Chelsea garden designer 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 London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, The Cotswolds & Oxfordshire . I lived in Henley on Thames for a few years & still have a lot of work in that area but travel far too as my clients kindly refer me to their friends.

My schemes range from tiny courtyards to great estates, the largest being over 100 acres. All garden and landscape designs are bespoke to suit my clients, their brief & their plot. I create contemporary garden designs, architectural garden designs, traditional garden designs, formal garden designs, quirky gardens & everything in between!  They always have my ‘handwriting’ so are unfussy, uncluttered & understated however but are 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. Here’s Tom – & here’s Rob – 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.

Please do call to discuss your project & arrange a visit.

Jo Alderson Phillips BA Hons Dip Hort