Kate Cox Garden Design & Consultation

 Life and Beauty For Your Garden

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Call: 07577 118255  / 01206 512598

email: katecox360@gmail.com

I'm often on site in the depths of the countryside out of phone network signal!  Please leave a message and I’ll get back to you.

How Can I Help?


  • Do you have an outdoor space but have no idea how to make it useable and beautiful?
  • Is your garden not working somehow? Areas not being used? Looking scruffy? Difficult to access? Too much hard work?
  • Are you making the best use of your space, all year round?
  • Are you unsure which plants to use in different areas? Do things keep dying? Are there gaps at different times of the year?
  • Do you need help distinguishing between chosen plants and unwanted weeds? Do you know the best ways to deal with the different weeds in your garden?
  • Do you want some help with learning how to look after your garden?
  • Do you want to encourage more wildlife? Or discourage certain pests?
  • Do you want some help working out what could be achieved with a particular budget?
  • Would you like some ideas about choosing the best paving for your needs or thoughts on how and where to site a feature such as a pond, focal point, or seating area?
  • Do you want to put your own stamp on a new build garden?
  • Do you need to improve the kerb appeal of your property or business? 
  • Do you need some inspiration? 


Kate can re-imagine your garden spaces through garden design and create planting plans for borders, raised beds and front gardens. Kate can source plants for you and help with planting and after-care too. Gardening coaching and horticultural consultation - from lawn care to plant identification, are other services Kate offers.




Visit the Services page for more details and a breakdown of the design process


Kate Cox Garden Design & Consultation (Formerly Border Designs) is a business born of passion for plants and love of good design. Kate Cox has a Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture from Writtle College where she was named Best Student on the course. She received an award from the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, London, in recognition of this work. 


In 2016 she produced a winning garden design for RHS Hyde Hall, judged by Chelsea Gold winner Adam Frost and won a Silver award with her Writtle team at the Olympia Ideal Home Show garden design competition. 


Kate is a member of The Gardeners Guild, and a Pre-Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers.


She is based in Colchester, Essex and is a regular volunteer at The Beth Chatto Gardens, helping to maintain and propagate the plants in this internationally admired garden. 

Latest News

I'm delighted to have created an award winning show garden at Little Bentley Hall Garden Show this spring 2019


Influenced by my visit to Japan a year ago, with fabric noren doorway curtains and a still reflective pool, surrounded by Trovia UK's Toscana Smoke paving, as the quiet heart of the garden.


The planting is naturalistic with the emphasis on different leaf forms, with a few star flowering plants for impact, many kindly loaned by The Beth Chatto Gardens Nursery. 


Live edge yew and oak benches created by Stuart Simpson Joinery contrast with a playful tiipii swing bed supplied by Fenwick Colchester.


Visitors enjoyed the restful atmosphere created by the garden.


I’m really excited to be one of five business selected to have a week’s trading in Fenwick, Colchester in Spring 2019. I’ll be in store offering advice on gardening and garden design to customers. Come by and say hello! I’ll have my diary with me too so you can book an appointment for a design consultation visit, gardening tuition or for me to take a look at any problem areas in your garden to offer suggestions. Watch this space for dates! 

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