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The List featured designer Jo Alderson Phillips

Garden Design Awards

Best of Houzz 2022

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

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Muddy Stilettos

I was nominated & got to the finals in the Muddy Awards last year

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 as it featured in American & Australian design magazines.

All positive, it launched my career in a new direction as a garden designer. It’s been 19 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. Never say never though.

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… a couple of quotes from my Chelsea debut.


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

Jo Alderson Phillips, The Independent newspaper

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

Alan Titchmarsh, BBC Television coverage @ Chelsea