About Us

Tabi Jackson Gee Gardens (TJG Gardens) is an award-winning garden designer known for her soulful, vivid and atmospheric landscapes.

A client-led approach finds her working in a variety of different settings from historic houses and art galleries to architect-led newer builds, Miyawaki forests and nature-filled family gardens.

Imaginative and endlessly creative, Tabi approaches every brief with fresh eyes and energy; tapping into the stories and history of each landscape, house and geographical location to create exciting but enduring gardens that stand the test of time.

As a designer, she brings an unparalleled enthusiasm for working with nature to all of her projects. An in-depth knowledge of hard landscaping, lighting and materials is matched perfectly by a love for designing with the colour, scent and texture of the living world.

An important part of Tabi’s design ethos is creative collaboration; whether it’s brainstorming with clients around their kitchen table, running workshops in the garden for the family, or teaming up with architects and craftspeople on larger-scale projects.

Tabi set up Tabi Jackson Gee Gardens in 2020, after training at the London College of Garden Design. Prior to this, Tabi enjoyed a successful career as a fashion and travel journalist and much of her work is still influenced by her continued immersion in the worlds of art and culture.

Tabi regularly reflects on and explores her practice through writing. As a frequent contributor to the Financial Times and House and Garden, Tabi covers topics ranging from arboriculture and garden design to natural pools and soil health, and is extremely focused on making a positive contribution to the garden design industry - and the wider cultural conversation.

Based in Bath, Tabi works across the UK and is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers.

What services do you provide?

Bespoke Furniture & Storage Solutions, Conservatories & Garden Rooms, Garden & Landscape Design, Outdoor Furniture, Reclamation & Salvage

How would you describe your style?

"Timeless, energetic and graceful; Tabi’s designs play with the boundaries between formal and informal, structured and wild, straight and undulating, and often finds inspiration for her garden layouts in nature itself."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"The owners of a large rural home approached Tabi to help with their mismatched and unkempt garden, which sat on the edge of a nature reserve. With a big family, it was important to them that their children could have as much space to play and explore as possible, as well as create areas for the adults to dine, host parties in the evenings and relax.

The children were the inspiration for the project, as they had recently petitioned to make their local nature reserve more accessible through the introduction of boardwalks. So the ‘Boardwalk Garden’ concept was born.

Great care was taken to make use of existing materials - as a practice Tabi and her team often conduct detailed site surveys to form inventories of what can be salvaged and integrate it into their designs. The design was focused around treading lightly, as a boardwalk allows you to go through a woodland.

Using the angles and lines of a meandering boardwalk to create the bones of the hard landscaping, the design included a new wildlife pond with a deck, forest garden, wildflower and bulb meadow, chamomile labyrinth, sunken fire pit, kitchen garden, greenhouse, pergola and outdoor kitchen.

The garden also features a studio designed to look like a Bird Hide; sitting in the shade of the garden’s resident oaks, the new structure seamlessly merges with the woodland beyond. The boundaries of the garden have been skillfully hidden with planting of native trees and shrubs that are also found in the nature reserve that the garden borders.

With huge new areas of planting being introduced, Tabi used her understanding of colour and texture to bring movement, light and year-round interest to the scheme. Big swathes of colour are dotted with evergreen shrubs and an orchard of cherries has transformed the view from the kitchen."

Mimi Connolly