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Voted by the Houzz community for a sixth year as a winner of our Best of Houzz 2021 awards for Design.

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I don’t really go in for competitions but am proud to say I won a silver medal at my first & only foray into the ultimate of competitions – RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I  also won the much coveted BBC People’s Choice Award for my garden in the City category. It was called “The Chic Hip & Groovy Dance Pad” & was designed purely for fun & to grab attention – it did! Hardly surprising with a name like that it got lots of interest – worldwide indeed.

All positive, it launched my career in a new direction as a garden designer. It’s been 18 years now & people keep asking if I will do it again – unlikely I’m afraid as I’m usually booked up with work for at least 6 months at a time. I absolutely love what I do & hate to turn down super projects so it’s most likely a one-off but who knows? Watch this space 🙂

My Circles garden was shortlisted for the Society of Garden Designers review which was quite an honour as was my Community garden too.

I get all the praise I need from my clients – there are quotes dotted throughout my site here. These are a few quotes from my Chelsea debut.

“People have been telling me how much they liked the garden…. even Prince Andrew!”

Jo Alderson Phillips, The Independent newspaper

“Winning the BBC People’s Choice Award is a clear indication that in the eyes of the public, Jo’s garden is a definite favourite!”

Dean of Warwickshire College, The Stratford Herald

“Well done Jo, I’ll have to order one for the wife!”

Alan Titchmarsh, BBC Television coverage @ Chelsea