award winning garden and planting designer derby, nottingham and leicester

Telephone: 01530 832670

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We offer a professional and personalised service led by RHS Gold medal winning Garden and Landscape Designer Joanne Kennedy.

My Awards - RHS Gold Medal Winner & Best BIooming Border in Show

Tale of Hill Top Garden

The design brief was to produce a ‘Blooming Border’. Joanne’s inspiration came whilst she was visiting Hill Top House in the Lake District, the residency of Beatrix Potter, and the birthplace of many of Potter’s most loved characters, including Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck. 2016 was the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth and so the border was designed to celebrate her love of nature and gardening.

The border had a flower garden falling each side of a flagstone path that lead through a gate to a small vegetable plot. The flowers were a mix of pink, purple and white perennials, and annuals such as phlox, roses, nicotiana and nepeta. In the vegetable garden there were some of the vegetables that Peter Rabbit liked, such as carrots, lettuce and radishes, along with the rhubarb that Jemima Puddleduck hid her eggs under.

Click here for a link to the RHS tatton Park 2016 medal list

Click here for a link to Hill Top House

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  • “I approached Garden Blueprints with a selection of garden features that appealed to m e and which were to be incorporated into a design for a small garden space. The size was quite challenging.

    Though consultation during a number of visits, Joanne’s interpretation and final design more than exceeded my expectations. In short, she oversaw all the arrangements from original concept to finished project and even ‘matched’ my taste to a landscape gardener that she felt would work well with me to deliver the desired result.”

    Mrs K Whitehurst

  • “Joanne spent time with us discussing our ideas for the transformation of our garden. She came up with a plan which became the perfect answer for our needs. Her sympathetic planting and garden design has been for us an ongoing delight. I would certainly recommend you to others.”

    Mr B & Mrs J Greet

  • “Thank you so much for doing my garden today Joanne. I really so appreciate it. It looks fabulous.”

    Mrs D Russell

  • “Jo, thanks for designing and planting our garde. It’s fabulous and we love it!”

    Mrs M & Mr D Kent

  • “Dear Joanne, many many thanks for making my garden so beautiful and so easy when I do some gardening. Regards.”

    Mrs P Knight

  • “Sorry I was not home when you came to plant my garden but I have to tell you I am delighted with the results, love the trees and all the plants and shrubs. Can’t wait for next year to see all the colours.”

    Mrs C & Mr K Simcox

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