Joanna Kent 

                       B.Sc.(Hons.) Garden Design

                                  B.Sc.(Hons.) Physics 


                                    Studying for M.A. Garden History

                   Garden Designer and Plantswoman based in Gloucestershire, UK.

                                   Services offered include:

  • Garden Design
  • Garden Consultation 
  • Garden Restoration
  • Planting Advice
  • Plant Sourcing
  • Maintenance Advice
  • Design tuition
  • Specialist tuition in CAD for designers (Vectorworks Landmark and Sketchup)
  • Project management and contractor liaison.

I have considerable experience in the entire garden design and installation process and aim to work with the client to satisfy their requirements, within their constraints. I work country-wide as well as in Europe. I specialise in designing gardens and selecting plants that are suitable for the location, whatever the climate.

I lecture in Garden Design, CAD for Designers and Horticulture and give talks to local garden interest groups on a wide variety of horticultural subjects. I have a keen interest in both garden history and ecology and aim to preserve what's valuable from the past whilst creating an ecologically sustainable present that will thrive into the future. I also have a full working knowledge of the management of larger gardens and hands-on horticultural experience. I work with the R.H.S. in an examiner capacity. I have experience of designing and building several RHS Show Gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show and have been awarded several medals.

I am fully qualified with a B.Sc. Hons. (First Class) in Garden Design, as well as a B.Sc. in Physics. I hold Chartered Physicist status and have Qualified Teacher Status. I taught Physics for many years, and am currently reading for a Masters in Garden History.  


"We are really pleased with the design and work of the builders. Our garden is better than we'd ever hoped for." -- Denise and Gill, Whitchurch

"I would recommend Gardens by Jo to any one. Jo understands what I want without me having to tell her!" -- Elizabeth, Andover

"The garden created for us by Gardens by Jo has changed our lives. We can now enjoy our garden with our children." -- Simon and Jo, Swindon

" I can't believe how Jo's design has transformed our garden. Her project management was second to none." -- Simon, Oxford