In 2006 Jo gardens displayed a medal winning garden at the prestigous Chelsea Flower Show.

'The MITIE Garden' - a compact and practical urban space designed with sustainability and modern living in mind.  The contemporary style of this garden includes crisp lines of whitewashed walls, slate, recycled glass, metal and timber, which are softened by the echoing curves of the design and informal planting.

The inspiration for the garden came from the Isles of Scilly, where frost-tender species such as agapanthus, aeoniums and succulents flourish in the milder climate of these unique islands. 

The curved lines of the garden design are defined by the hardwood deck, papyrus reed trough and glass water rill.

Water rill made from recycled glass - reformed into glass panels.

A slate waterfall gently spills the water from a raised pool into the water rill

Aeoniums, Palm and Callistemon

Papyrus reed creates a wispy screen around the deck.

A bespoke grill provides steps into the garden with plants underneath.

Fishtail birdbath made by ceramic artist Alison Edwards

Jo with Alan Titchmarsh

Pink Sea Thrift brings a seaside feel to the garden