About Us

Joanne Alderson Phillips is an award-winning garden designer based near Oxford on the edge of the Cotswolds. With over 30 years experience of listening to and giving what the client wants, she produces bespoke, stylish garden and landscape designs, to suit your needs, lifestyle and the architectural character of the site.  Working on large estates & small gardens too there is a focus on style, structure & balance. Jo is a Chelsea medalist and BBC peoples choice winner.

What services do you provide?

Garden & Landscape Design

How would you describe your style?

Understated, elegant and beautiful gardens.

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

This was a walled garden that had nothing but a lawn. The wall was partly brick and flint and the house was a beautiful collection of restored buildings near Henley on Thames. The brief was to create an interesting garden to suit the plot and the lifestyle of my clients. They loved to garden and grow and the space itself had to work as a beautiful scene from all the surrounding buildings. I proposed a formal French style garden with an old stone fountain at the centre to tie in with the stone detailing on the buildings. Access through the garden to my clients office across the plot was important as was plenty of dining and entertaining space. I had to incorporate a kitchen garden and hot tub too. By dividing the area formally into 'rooms' connected by smart bonded gravel paths the whole scheme holds together very well and is a delight to walk through. It is lit so evening enjoyment is guaranteed.