Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:56
House & Garden Magazine has named Kent based Garden Designer, Jo Thompson as one of the 10 rising stars of Garden Design in 2011. The celebrated glossy lifestyle magazine has selected ten people who they believe will make an impact in the world of Gardening.
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Jo, a late comer to the world of Garden Design has excelled in a relatively short time and was recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society with a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower show in 2010. The gold medal achievement followed a silver gilt medal in 2009 at the same show.
Based in Marden, Jo won her gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, for the best Urban Garden. Her design ‘The Unexpected Gardener’ was a sensory garden designed for ‘Thrive’, a charity that uses gardening as a therapeutic aid for people to help them recover from illness.
Jo’s move into Garden Design followed 10 years of teaching experience and her skill and aptitude was recognised by the Garden Design Journal and Independent newspaper. Jo’s approach to garden design encompasses plots of all sizes and shapes from tiny roof-top gardens to public spaces.
“I am thrilled to have been recognised by one of the leading magazines in my field of work as ‘a rising star of garden design’. Acknowledgment by peers and the media is obviously a fantastic endorsement and very flattering.”
Jo will be featured in the March edition of House & Garden which is published on the 7th February.
About Jo Thompson
After a 10 year career teaching drama, Jo Thompson started her second career in garden design in 2005. Early recognition of her unique planting design skills acknowledged were by the Garden Design Journal and The Independent. In 2009 Jo was awarded the Silver Gilt at the Chelsea Flower Show for her garden for Demelza House. In 2010, Jo was awarded a Gold Medal at Chelsea for ‘The Unexpected Gardener’ a garden for the charity ‘Thrive’.
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