Mike chats to… Jo Thompson

I was delighted to chat with FOUR times, gold medal winning, Chelsea Flower Show designer, Jo Thompson today.

29 May 2020 – Mike chats exclusively to garden designer, Jo Thompson

We chatted about her exciting new venture, Colour My Garden, Chelsea Flower Show, of course, and lots more.

Click the link at the top of this page to see our chat.

Next week I’m joined by garden designer, broadcaster and author, Ann-Marie Powell.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013 – Garden #3

A Room With A View – Designed by Mike Harvey (Arun Landscapes)

Designed and built on a budget of only £15,000, the owners of ‘A Room with a View’ have had a kitchen extension. To save money, the excavated topsoil from the extension has been used to lift the garden towards the new sleeper deck viewing platform rather than being removed afterwards, which would have been expensive.

Reclaimed sculpted sleeper stepping stones lead up to the deck, which is partially surrounded by a reclaimed timber screen and a rusty steel curtain. The muted tones of the wood and metal are reflected in the green, silver and brown colour palette of the planting scheme. The sculpted timber seats and metal fire make this the perfect spot to savour a beer in the evening and enjoy the views.

A gold medal winning, wonderfully understated garden with big impact. The subtle planting palette includes pencil-thin Cupressus sempervirens which punctuate an understory of Rosemary officinalis, Santolina ludoviciana, Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’, Gaura lindheimeri, Eryngiums, Echinaceas, Verbascum and Anthemis punctata.

For more information go to http://www.arunlandscapes.co.uk