award winning garden and planting designer derby, nottingham and leicester

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

My Portfolio - Country Garden Re-design


The client had recently purchased some land at the rear of the existing garden and wanted easier access to this land and the oil tank. In order to achieve this a large area of the garden needed to be re-landscaped.

The client wanted a new nature pond with a stream, a new patio area, camouflage for the existing cesspit and new borders filled with shrubs, grasses and perennials. The existing garden afforded wonderful views across the Dove Valley and these were to be retained.

Designer’s solution

The existing pond was completely removed to make way for the new driveway. In turn, this new driveway provides access to the recently purchased land and off-road parking adjacent to the oil tank.  A new large nature pond and stream were built in another area of the garden.

The cesspit was hidden underneath a patio made from decking and an inbuilt trap door makes for easy access to the cesspit. The patio was reshaped and laid with Golden Honey Limestone, as were the new paths around a new raised bed. The garden was planted with a mix of shrubs, perennials and grasses. Planting around the pond consists of native British pond plants. The hedge surrounding the garden has been lowered to give uninterrupted views across the valley.

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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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