Welcome to Border Designs  

Bringing Life and Beauty to Your Garden


Border Designs create bespoke planting plans for borders, raised beds and front gardens. We can source plants and help with planting and after-care too. Garden design, gardening coaching and horticultural consultation - from lawn care to plant identification, are other services offered.


Visit the Services page for a breakdown of the design process and what we offer




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 a regular volunteer at The Beth Chatto Gardens, helping to maintain and propagate the plants in this internationally admired garden. Kate also supports her local community, working with Colchester in Bloom to create beautiful planting displays to brighten up the town and encourage wildlife.


Writtle College Basement Garden Olympia Ideal Home Show 2016
Even the worst lawn can be transformed when you know how... Ask Border Designs
... A year later and the lawn is green and healthy



Border Designs for:

  • Horticultural Consultation - lawns, planting, pruning
  • Planting plans for borders, raised beds and planters
  • Sourcing of and after-care advice for the best plants for your garden
  • Planting and maintenance support
  • Garden design


Contact Kate today to discuss your requirements and obtain a quote




All images Copyright Kate Cox unless otherwise stated

Kate Cox is a Pre-Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers

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