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Garden Design

For more than 20 years, JJ Garden Designs has been creating exceptional gardens within Suffolk and beyond.

Our training and experience in Garden Design, Horticulture, Construction and Surveying is extensive. From small private gardens through to exclusive commercial projects – we are proud of our reputation and hope the following pages provide you with a taste of what we do best – designing and delivering remarkable gardens. Just take a look at our portfolio and testimonials…

“Melissa and I think the plans are fantastic - what great ideas you have included.”

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The Difference

Qualified and experienced designers and horticulturalist, accomplished in surveying, civil engineering, soils and botany.

Passionate about great design that works in real life, we listen to our clients. We create beautifully detailed, hand-drawn designs and believe our planting surpasses all others. We love gardens!

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On-Site Garden Design

The original and the best ‘Consultation Design’ service available. By far our most popular product, we can provide a detailed, scaled drawing on-site in 3 hours for £185!

Fully Qualified Designers

With both experience and academic qualifications under our belt, we can truly offer you the most comprehensive design service around.

Awareness of Potential

If you thought your garden was too small, large, shady or steeply sloping, don’t worry – we can work with your site to unlock it’s full potential. That’s a promise!

Horticultural Expertise

Both James and Jane have horticultural qualifications. More than that, they have years of experience working with plants of all types in all environments.

JJ Garden Designs | Team | James

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Q: How long will the process take from start to finish?

This can vary considerably. An on-site ‘Consultation Design’ for a small garden will be completed in just three hours, leaving you with a scaled sketch of your garden’s potential. If you have a larger site and wish us to take you through the full design process (including construction and planting), it can be up to a year.

JJ Garden Designs | Team | Jane


Q: Will my designer listen to my needs and wishes?

Many customers express this concern when we first meet. I can assure you that your brief is the basis for our design. We will, of course, advise you if we feel there is good reason – design / technical – to divert from the brief. But it is our overriding aim to create a garden that you are delighted with and that works for you.

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October top five garden tips


It’s important to clear fallen leaves from your lawn regularly, to avoid the grass yellowing. A small quantity of leaves can be mixed into your compost heap. If you have a good quantity of leaves, why not construct a simple leaf-mould bin with some wooden posts and some chicken wire? Leaf mould makes an amazing soil improver!


Cut back stems and leaves that have died down on your hardy perennials. If they are disease free you can add them to your compost heap. Divide congested clumps in order to rejuvenate the plants and use extras to fill empty spots around your garden.


A good time to prune your climbing roses (don’t forget your pruning gloves and a sturdy ladder). Also, you can ‘half-prune’ your bush/shrub roses now in order to avoid wind rock.


More tender perennials such as fuschias and pelagoniums under cover to avoid frosts. Other tender plants and shrubs can be protected in-situ… making a straw coat for a banana tree can be great fun.


Bulbs are brilliant for creating height, colour and scent all year round. Many spring and early flowering bulbs can be planted now. Amongst our favourites are:

  • Nectaroscodium
  • Alliums
  • Narcissus
  • Uvularia