Jenny Short | Garden Designs

A lovely garden is a great place to restore your peace of mind and revive your enthusiasm so it is worth making the most of your outdoor space. I work on all sorts of sites, from 2 or 3 acre fields to pocket handkerchief courtyards, and I can assure you that every single site, however shady/soggy/windswept/overlooked/tiny/flat or whatever you think are its defects, has the potential to become beautiful and welcoming. I work to find that potential and capitalize on it in my designs for you.

In every garden I design I work as much as possible with the lie of the land to avoid excessive construction work. In planting schemes I generally select plants that will flourish in your particular soil and aspect and will be favourable to local wildlife - so if you live in Dorset my suggestions won't be the same as if you live in Yorkshire!

Whatever your requirements from your garden - whether it is to accomodate young children; attract lots of insects, birds and small mammals; do your gardening from a wheel chair; grow masses of fruit and veg; or simply sit on a lounger enjoying the fragrance and rustle of leaves - I will design a garden to perfectly meet those needs. Sometimes this is a major change. Sometimes it's just minor tweaking. Whatever the starting point, you will always end up with a garden that will be easy to look after and give you interest all year round.

To enable you to achieve your perfect garden I offer 3 services. These are:
  • Primary Planning Visit
  • Detailed Plans
  • Maintenance Advice
Please see the Portfolio for pictures of a small selection of gardens I have designed; and the Case Study to see one garden from design to completion.