Fiona, Clapham

When Jo designed my London garden, there were a number of things to consider; not least a large Labrador, three growing children and a mum who loves flowers and entertaining. Within my limited budget and on time, Jo created a beautiful space which worked for us all and provided exactly the low maintenance oasis we all needed.

Jo – Putney

Jo Chater designed our garden when we bought a house that had recently been redeveloped and the garden had been badly damaged and compromised by the building works. Her design and vision has resulted in our garden being a huge asset to our house: another beautiful room; and it is a pleasure to look at and use.

Jo’s expertise included not just her plant knowledge and horticultural understanding, but also the overall task of turning this vision into reality, overseeing all the hard landscaping, the laying of the new lawn and the creation of a raised pond.  She also kept within the allocated budget and clearly explained our options within this.

Our garden has flourished over the last nine years and the design has proved to be the basis for it having matured into a beautiful space.  It is much complimented by all who visit.

We are very happy to recommend Jo.

Ursula – Hampton Court

The garden I asked Jo to design was, when she started to work on it, an area covered in concrete with weeds growing through the cracks.

I didn’t know anything about gardening in general and plants in particular  but Jo designed a garden that would suit me and my house and needs and planted my garden in colours that I love. The only brief was that I wanted a garden that was easy to maintain and pretty to look at.

The result was stunning. Jo created a garden that has given me a lot of pleasure over the last few years. She has turned my garden into an oasis within an urban setting. The lawn has a soft curving edge; there are shrubs and small trees growing along the fence which blossom at different times of the year. The flowers in the borders follow a mainly blue purple pink and white colour scheme. The patio is paved with beautiful honey-coloured flagstones. Jo created a pretty garden with a feminine touch.

What I liked most about working with Jo was that she took a lot of time to discuss her design with me and that she created a garden within my budget.. She is very knowledgeable, reliable and extremely friendly. I am very pleased that I hired her to design my garden for me.

Dora & Jonathan – Putney

Jo helped us design a new garden, she  was positive, efficient and charming and was receptive to our ideas and plans. She introduced us to a very effective contractor who made it all possible and had a good working relationship with him.  Jo was a pleasure to deal with and we have remained friends.

David – Putney

Jo came highly recommended to us by a neighbour whose garden she had redesigned. We had just finished renovating our Victorian house and our attention was now focused our our large, gloomy and neglected garden. Jo sat with us and listened closely to our brief adding her creative ideas and thoughts. We required a garden that we could enjoy with our family and friends that was sympathetic to the interior and exterior of our house. We also wished to transform an eyesore of a shed into something that would enhance our garden.

We could not have been happier with the end result.

Our garden is bright and beautiful and a delight to spend time in ,entertaining as well as relaxing. As for the shed our grown up children love it so much they have turned it into a cocktail bar! Jo has a knowledge and enthusiasm for plants and planting that is infectious and her eye for attention and design is second to none! We have no hesitation in recommending her to any other other people wishing for a wonderful garden…

Richard, Clapham

Jo Chater took my garden right back to basics. New fencing, new paving, redesigning, new planting and all done with innovative ideas and a degree of flexibility that was encouraging and exciting.

Her team is committed, energetic and reliable, working through grim winter weather with real determination. The full result has yet to be seen, as much of the planting was fresh, but I await it with pleasure and gratitude.