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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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November top five garden tips


An excellent time of year to contact your chosen Garden Designer if you would like your garden transformed next year. Beat the spring-time rush!



If the weather is mild your grass will still be growing. Continue to trim with the mower blades set higher than usual.



Insulate large tubs and pots that may crack in frosts – bubble wrap or hessian work well. Also, raise them up on pot feet or bricks to prevent them from water-logging.


November is usually the start of the Bare-Root planting season. This is a cost effective way of purchasing ornamental/fruit tress, hedging plants and roses in particular. Don’t allow the roots to be exposed to frost or to dry out and plant as soon as possible.


Most ornamental grasses can be cut back now, although some of the sturdier varieties which continue to stand tall add great movement and structure to the winter garden. Examples are Miscanthus sinensis ‘Malepartus’ and Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’.