Kate Cox Garden Design & Consultation

Bringing Life and Beauty to Your Garden

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How Can I Help?

  • Is your garden space 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 creatures?
  • 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

 

Some of Kate's plantings

 

 

About Kate

Border Designs is a business born of a passion for plants and a 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. 

 

 

Writtle College Basement Garden Olympia Ideal Home Show 2016

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