Instructor: Jo Thompson

Jo Thompson
Jo Thompson is one of the UK's leading and best-known garden designers. She has won four Gold and five Silver Gilt medals at Chelsea Flower Show, and won the coveted People's Choice Award at the first RHS Chatsworth Show.

Much of Jo's childhood was spent in Italy, firstly in Rome, then as a student in Venice, followed by long summers at the family's Tuscan home nestled in the Sienese hills. The architecture and art of Italy inspires much of her work and her exquisite planting has led her to be considered one of the UK's leading plantswomen.

Jo's current design projects include the regeneration of the historic walled gardens at Water Lane in Kent, the planting surrounding a 16th Century house in Sussex, a roof garden in Rome and a naturalistic garden in Connecticut; recent restoration projects include the planting strategy at Highgate Cemetery in London with Gustafson Porter + Bowman, and a secret garden in Venice.

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