Our Team

The Garden Design Company Ltd was created in 1996 by Rob Jones. It is now made up of a team of horticulturalists, designers and building specialists, who are all experts in their own field and committed to the high standards that underpin every job that GDC undertakes.

Rob

Director/ Founder

Originally a litigation lawyer specialising in medical crime and malpractice, Rob swapped sharp suits for secateurs and a drawing board over 20 years ago.

Find out more about Rob.

jess

Principal Designer

Landscape Architect Jess Sarson, with over 25 years experience in designing and creating gardens and outdoor spaces, brings a wealth of experience to the Garden Design Company as our in house designer.

Speaking fluent CAD, her designs also demonstrates fabulous freestyle flair producing schemes that are both imaginative and practical. Jess is well on her way to becoming an accredited member of The Society of Garden Designers.

Find out more about Jess.

jo

Designer

Jo is a successful independent Chelsea award winning landscape designer. She trained originally as a textile designer at Loughborough College of Art & worked as a freelance designer for 10 years. This gave her an understanding of how to take a brief, a great sense of space & proportion with a flair for good creative design.

She retrained as a garden designer & in 2002 went on to win a silver medal at her Chelsea debut together with the coveted BBC peoples choice award for her chic garden.

Jo’s designs range from courtyards to large estates & we have worked collaboratively with her for twelve years on many beautiful schemes – some can be seen here on our website.

Chiltern Estate
Berkshire Manor House
Norfolk
Norfolk front garden
Edwardian Semi

www.joannealderson.com

Pete

Horticulturalist

Pete takes great pride in his work but has allergy to the sun.

See what our team have created

read our latest newsletter 2019/ 2020

Newsletter 2019/ 2020

From our latest garden transformations, to Chelsea news and employee boxing matches, our latest newsletter is an eclectic read…

read our comprehensive design guide

An incredibly visual guide to garden design showing illustrative masterplans, sketches, 3D visualisations, lighting plans and more…

Have you seen our eco bug hotels?

We are now making these wonderful bug hotels for many of our clients. Interested? Think you might like your own bespoke bug hotel?

GDC in the media

We’ve been lucky enough to have several of our projects featured in the media. To read some of these articles visit our media page.

Homes & Gardens

Homes and Gardens featured our longest running project in this six page spread. et high up in the Chilterns. The 6 acre site is set in one of the highest spots in the chilterns… read the article.

Our oldest project, this garden is just stunning and so well maintained by the clients who have looked after it so well. Small wonder then it was featured in Homes and Gardens… read the article.

Homes & Gardens

Our oldest project, this garden is just stunning and so well maintained by the clients who have looked after it so well. Small wonder then it was featured in Homes and Gardens… read the article.

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