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Jo Baker Garden Design offers a broad and flexible service in London and Essex. Established in 2007 she encompasses a wide range of skills and expertise to produce innovative and practical solutions for gardens and landscapes, private, commercial and community based projects.

We offer a range of design services that can be tailored to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a revival of your existing garden, planting design of small to large borders or a complete transformation of your whole garden, we are more than happy to help and advise you on the services that you may need.



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Winter Delights

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Some amazing plants to look forward to in the colder months...

Location: Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge.

Formally clipped Fagus silvatica (common beech) makes an excellent hedge in winter. It retains its old leaves producing a russet-brown line that contrasts well with the green lawn.


Pollarded Limes Tilia cordata ‘Orange Beauty’ replace the Willows at Anglesey Abbey after suffering willow die back. A great alternative. The new one year old growth has an amazing orange colour to be admired when the leaves have fallen.

White stemmed Betula utilis var Jacquemontii  look magical in the winter months. This normally spreading tree has grown taller and narrower in habit due to the density of planting. 

The shiny red bark of Prunus serrula, the Tibetan cherry, looks stunning as an accent in a border during the winter months. 

Providing a warm glow along a winding winter walk; the scented flowers of Hamamelis  x intermedia ‘Pallida’ and the fiery stem colour from Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’.

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’ This unusual vase shaped shrub has highly scented flowers and stricking vibrant colour. Works particularly well with a dark evergreen backdrop.